amaryllis family

noun
snowdrop; narcissus; daffodil; in some classification systems considered a subfamily of the Liliaceae
Hypernyms: ↑liliid monocot family
Member Holonyms: ↑Liliales, ↑order Liliales
Member Meronyms:

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noun

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the plant family Amaryllidaceae, typified by herbaceous plants having alternate or basal lance-shaped leaves, bulbs or corms, and showy, lilylike flowers and including the amaryllis, daffodil, onion and its relatives, and snowdrop.

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amaryllis family,
a group of perennial herbs resembling those of the lily family, including the narcissus, amaryllis, snowdrop, and onion. Their seeds are monocotyledonous and come from an inferior ovary.

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  • amaryllis family — the plant family Amaryllidaceae, typified by herbaceous plants having alternate or basal lance shaped leaves, bulbs or corms, and showy, lilylike flowers and including the amaryllis, daffodil, onion and its relatives, and snowdrop. * * * Family… …   Universalium

  • family Amaryllidaceae — noun snowdrop; narcissus; daffodil; in some classification systems considered a subfamily of the Liliaceae • Syn: ↑Amaryllidaceae, ↑amaryllis family • Hypernyms: ↑liliid monocot family • Member Holonyms: ↑Liliales, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • amaryllis — noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, probably from Latin, name of a shepherdess in Virgil s Eclogues Date: circa 1794 an autumn flowering South African bulbous herb (Amaryllis belladonna of the family Amaryllidaceae, the amaryllis family)… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • amaryllis — /am euh ril is/, n. 1. any of several bulbous plants of the genus Hippeastrum, esp. H. puniceum, which has large red or pink flowers and is popular as a houseplant. Cf. amaryllis family. 2. Also called belladonna lily, naked lady. a related plant …   Universalium

  • Amaryllis — ID 3131 Symbol Key AMARY Common Name amaryllis Family Liliaceae Category Monocot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity N/A US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution CA, LA Growth Habit N/A D …   USDA Plant Characteristics

  • family — /fam euh lee, fam lee/, n., pl. families, adj. n. 1. parents and their children, considered as a group, whether dwelling together or not. 2. the children of one person or one couple collectively: We want a large family. 3. the spouse and children …   Universalium

  • 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 — [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

  • Amaryllis L. — Symbol AMARY Common Name amaryllis Botanical Family Liliaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Amaryllis belladonna — ID 3132 Symbol Key AMBE3 Common Name belladonna lily Family Liliaceae Category Monocot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution CA, LA Growth Habit Forb/herb Duration …   USDA Plant Characteristics

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