1. bulbous plant having showy white to reddish flowers
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Amaryllis \Am`a*ryl"lis\, n. [L. Amaryllis, Gr. ?, ?, the name
of a country girl in Theocritus and Virgil.]
1. A pastoral sweetheart.
To sport with Amaryllis in the shade. --Milton.
(a) A family of plants much esteemed for their beauty,
including the narcissus, jonquil, daffodil, agave, and
(b) A genus of the same family, including the Belladonna
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: bulbous plant having showy white to reddish flowers