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haemanthus


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bloodflower  \Blood"flow`er\,  n.  [From  the  color  of  the  flower.] 
  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  bulbous  plants,  natives  of  Southern  Africa,  named 
  {H[ae]manthus},  of  the  Amaryllis  family.  The  juice  of  {H. 
  toxicarius}  is  used  by  the  Hottentots  to  poison  their  arrows. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Haemanthus 
  n  :  genus  of  African  deciduous  or  evergreen  bulbous  herbs:  blood 
  lilies  [syn:  {Haemanthus},  {genus  Haemanthus}] 




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