amaryllidaceous

amaryllidaceous
/am'euh ril'i day"sheuhs/, adj.
belonging to the plant family Amaryllidaceae. Cf. amaryllis family.
[1830-40; < NL Amaryllidace(ae) (amaryllid-, s. of amaryllis AMARYLLIS + -aceae -ACEAE) + -OUS]

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