Origin: < L & Gr Amaryllis, a shepherdess' name in poems by Virgil and Theocritus
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- 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.