Pronunciation: (am"u-ril'is),[key] —n. 1. any of several bulbous plants of the genus Hippeastrum, esp. H. puniceum, which has large red or pink flowers and is popular as a houseplant. Cf. amaryllis family. 2. Also called belladonna lily, naked lady. a related plant, Amaryllis belladonna, having clusters of usually rose-colored flowers.
3. any of several other similar or related plants.
4. (cap.) a shepherdess or country girl, esp. in classical and later pastoral poetry.
Pronunciation: (am"u-ril'is),[key] —n. a female given name.