A bouquet of amaryllis.
amaryllis definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from Classical Latin and amp; Classical Greek Amaryllis, a shepherdess' name in poems by Virgil and Theocritus
amaryllis definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Any of several chiefly tropical American bulbous plants of the genus Hippeastrum grown as ornamentals for their large, showy, funnel-shaped, variously colored flowers that are grouped in umbels.
- See belladonna lily.
- Any of several similar or related plants.
- Amaryllis Used in classical pastoral poetry as a conventional name for a shepherdess.
Origin: New Latin Amaryllis, genus name, from Latin, name of a shepherdess, from Greek Amarullis.