Amaryllis

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Amaryllis

1. A pastoral sweetheart. To sport with amaryllis in the shade. (Milton)

2. (Science: botany) a family of plants much esteemed for their beauty, including the narcissus, jonquil, daffodil, agave, and others. A genus of the same family, including the belladonna lily.

Origin: L. Amaryllis, gr, the name of a country girl in Theocritus and Virgil.