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 for Amaryllis
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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 for their beauty,
            including the narcissus, jonquil, daffodil, agave, and
        (b) A genus of the same family, including the Belladonna
            [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: bulbous plant having showy white to reddish flowers

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