amaryllis amaryllis  /ˌæ mə ˈrɪ ləs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) bulbous plant having showy white to reddish flowers

Usage(s):

  1. The Burbank onion and potato; the giant amaryllis; the crimson winter rhubarb.
  2. The leaning to gigantism was reflected in row upon row of colossal amaryllis plants and roses the size of softballs.
  3. Vaughan's flies pollen all the way from Guatemala to fertilize flowers in California, buys tulips from Holland, begonias from Belgium, amaryllis from Africa.

News

  1. Treasured dancehall organ gets touch-up and tune-up from father and son organ restorers

    Two organ-makers from Belgium have come to northern Michigan to restore the show-piece Amaryllis at the Music House Museum.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: TV 7&4 Traverse City

  2. Reader-submitted garden photo: Better late than never with this amaryllis bloom

    Welcome Tony Peters of Green Bay to the late amaryllis bloomers club. His was
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Green Bay Press-Gazette

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