[ krahy-nuh m ]
/ ˈkraɪ nəm /


any of the tropical and subtropical bulbous plants constituting the genus Crinum, of the amaryllis family, usually having umbels of large, showy flowers.

Origin of crinum

< New Latin < Greek krínon lily Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for crinum

/ (ˈkraɪnəm) /


any plant of the mostly tropical amaryllidaceous genus Crinum, having straplike leaves and clusters of lily-like flowersAlso called: crinum lily

Word Origin for crinum

Latin: lily, from Greek krinon
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