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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amaryllis  \Am`a*ryl"lis\,  n.  [L.  Amaryllis,  Gr  ?,  ?,  the  name 
  of  a  country  girl  in  Theocritus  and  Virgil.] 
  1.  A  pastoral  sweetheart. 
 
  To  sport  with  Amaryllis  in  the  shade.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  (bot.) 
  a  A  family  of  plants  much  esteemed  for  their  beauty, 
  including  the  narcissus,  jonquil,  daffodil,  agave,  and 
  others 
  b  A  genus  of  the  same  family,  including  the  Belladonna 
  lily. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amaryllis 
  n  :  bulbous  plant  having  showy  white  to  reddish  flowers 




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