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GenderFeminine
PronouncedPron.am-ə-RIL-!s English
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Meaning & History

Derived from Greek αμαρυσσω (amarysso) "to sparkle". This was the name of a heroine in Virgil's epic poem 'Eclogues'. The amaryllis flower is named for her.
Other Languages & CulturesAmarilis Spanish

Categories

flora, flowers, literature, nature, plants, word names
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute