Amaryllis
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Given Name AMARYLLIS
GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: Literature
PRONOUNCED: am-ə-RIL-is (English)   [details]
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.
Categories
flora, flowers, literature, nature, plants, word names
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OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Amarilis (Spanish)