amarine am·a·rine (ām’ə-rĭn, -rīn’)
Any of various bitter substances derived from plants, especially from the oil of bitter almond.
of or relating to the period in ancient Egyptian history described on cuneiform tablets (Amarna tablets) that were found in 1887 at Tell el Amarna and contain the correspondence (Amarna letters) from neighboring kings and governors to Amenhotep IV and his father Amenhotep III. Historical Examples The Tell el Amarna letters have done much to […]
belonging to the plant family Amaryllidaceae. adjective of, relating to, or belonging to the Amaryllidaceae, a family of widely cultivated flowering plants having bulbs and including the amaryllis, snowdrop, narcissus, and daffodil
any of several bulbous plants of the genus Hippeastrum, especially H. puniceum, which has large red or pink flowers and is popular as a houseplant. Compare . Also called belladonna lily, naked lady. a related plant, Amaryllis belladonna, having clusters of usually rose-colored flowers. any of several other similar or related plants. (initial capital letter) […]
- 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.