amaryllis /ˌaməˈrɪlɪs/


I. noun

a bulbous plant with showy trumpet-shaped flowers and strap-shaped leaves.

●Two plants of the family Liliaceae (or Amaryllidaceae): the South African Amaryllis belladonna (also called belladonna lily), and (popularly) a tropical South American plant of the genus Hippeastrum, grown as a houseplant.
– origin modern Latin, from Latin Amaryllis (from Greek Amarullis), a name for a country girl in pastoral poetry.

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