Definition of amaryllis noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˌæməˈrɪlɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌæməˈrɪlɪs//
[countable, uncountable]
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a tall white, pink or red flower shaped like a trumpet Word Originmodern Latin, from Latin Amaryllis (from Greek Amarullis), a name for a country girl in pastoral poetry.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: amaryllis