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5/29/2020, 9:30 PM Mike C update #108
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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. am-ə-RIL-is(English)

Meaning & History

Derived from Greek ἀμαρύσσω (amarysso) meaning "to sparkle". This was the name of a heroine in Virgil's epic poem Eclogues [1]. The amaryllis flower is named for her.