Am`a*ryl"lis (#), n. [L. Amaryllis, Gr. , , the name of a country girl in Theocritus and Virgil.]
A pastoral sweetheart.
To sport with Amaryllis in the shade.
2. bot. (a)
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.
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