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 Dictionary entry overview: What does amaryllis mean? 

  The noun AMARYLLIS has 1 sense:

1. bulbous plant having showy white to reddish flowers

  Familiarity information: AMARYLLIS used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Bulbous plant having showy white to reddish flowers

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Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("amaryllis" is a kind of...):

bulbous plant (plant growing from a bulb)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "amaryllis"):

Amaryllis belladonna; belladonna lily; naked lady (amaryllis of South Africa often cultivated for its fragrant white or rose flowers)

hippeastrum; Hippeastrum puniceum (amaryllis of tropical America often cultivated as a houseplant for its showy white to red flowers)

Aztec lily; Jacobean lily; Strekelia formosissima (Mexican bulbous herb cultivated for its handsome bright red solitary flower)

Holonyms ("amaryllis" is a member of...):

Amaryllidaceae; amaryllis family; family Amaryllidaceae (snowdrop; narcissus; daffodil; in some classification systems considered a subfamily of the Liliaceae)

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