1 a plant genus with a single species, Amaryllis belladonna, a bulbous lily-like plant native to S. Africa with white or rose-pink flowers (also called belladonna lily).
2 any of various related plants formerly of this genus now transferred to other genera, notably Hippeastrum.
Etymology: L f. Gk Amarullis, name of a country girl

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  • amaryllis — [ amarilis ] n. f. • 1771; lat. bot. , du gr. Amarullis, n. pr. ♦ Plante (amaryllidacées) bulbeuse ornementale, dont il existe de nombreuses espèces, aux fleurs éclatantes et odorantes. Amaryllis jaune. ● amaryllis nom féminin (latin Amaryllis,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Amaryllis — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Amaryllis (homonymie) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Amaryllis — Sf (eine Zierpflanze) per. Wortschatz fach. (18. Jh.) Onomastische Bildung. Eigentlich gräzisierender Name einer Hirtin in Vergils Eklogen; in der Neuzeit übertragen auf die Blume.    Ebenso nndl. amaryllis, ne. amaryllis, nfrz. amaryllis, nschw …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • Amaryllis — (Платаниас,Греция) Категория отеля: Адрес: Platanias, Платаниас, 73100, Греция …   Каталог отелей

  • Amaryllis — kann bedeuten: eine Pflanzengattung, siehe Amaryllis (Gattung) auch andere Gattungen der Amaryllisgewächse, Familie: Amaryllidaceen, insbesondere die Rittersterne (Hippeastrum) den Asteroiden (1085) Amaryllis die Fee Amaryllis in dem Kinderbuch… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • AMARYLLIS — rusticae nomen, cuius Theocritus, et Virgilius meminerunt. Virg. Eclog. 1. v. 31. Postquam nos Amaryllis habet, Galatea reliquit. Quô locô signat Amaryllis Romam, ubi Tityrus nactus est libertatem; Galatea Mantuam, ubi fingit se servum fuisse.… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Amaryllis — (Мармарион,Греция) Категория отеля: Адрес: Likorema, Marmariou, Мармарион, 34013, Греция …   Каталог отелей

  • Amaryllis — Am a*ryl lis, n. [L. Amaryllis, Gr. ?, ?, the name of a country girl in Theocritus and Virgil.] 1. A pastoral sweetheart. [1913 Webster] To sport with Amaryllis in the shade. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. (bot.) (a) A family of plants much esteemed… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amaryllis — (Сан Вито Ло Капо,Италия) Категория отеля: 2 звездочный отель Адрес: Nunzio Maniaci 09, 91 …   Каталог отелей

  • amaryllis — (n.) autumn flowering bulbs, 1794, adopted by Linnaeus from Latin, from Gk. Amaryllis, typical name of a country girl or shepherdess (in Theocritus, Virgil, Ovid, etc.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • amaryllis — [am΄ə ril′is] n. [< L & Gr Amaryllis, a shepherdess name in poems by Virgil and Theocritus] any of several plants (esp. genus Hippeastrum) of the lily family bearing several white, purple, pink, or red flowers on a leafless stem, including the …   English World dictionary

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