from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various bulbous, lilylike tropical American plants of the genus Hymenocallis, having narrow leaves and umbels of white flowers with long thin petals united at the base.
  • noun Any of several bulbous, lilylike East Asian plants of the genus Lycoris, having narrow leaves and umbels of yellow, red, or white flowers with long stamens.

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  • noun The common name for a number of different plant species within the family Amaryllidaceae and the genera Crinum, Hymenocallis and Lycoris.


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