Naked-lady



noun
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(def 2).
[am-uh-ril-is] /ˌæm əˈrɪl ɪs/
noun
1.
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.
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2.
Also called belladonna lily, naked lady. a related plant, Amaryllis belladonna, having clusters of usually rose-colored flowers.
3.
any of several other similar or related plants.
4.
(initial capital letter) a shepherdess or country girl, especially in classical and later pastoral poetry.
/ˌæməˈrɪlɪs/
noun
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Also called belladonna lily. an amaryllidaceous plant, Amaryllis belladonna, native to southern Africa and having large lily-like reddish or white flowers
2.
any of several related plants, esp hippeastrum
/ˌæməˈrɪlɪs/
noun
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(in pastoral poetry) a name for a shepherdess or country girl
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a leafless pink orchid found in Australia and New Zealand
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autumn-flowering bulbs, 1794, adopted by Linnaeus from Latin, from Greek Amaryllis, typical name of a country girl or shepherdess (in Theocritus, Virgil, Ovid, etc.).

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