[ 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.
, crinoline stretcher
Origin of crinum
< New Latin < Greek krínon lily
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Examples from the Web for crinum
Under this head may also be mentioned the fleshy bulbils that are found in the capsules of Crinum, Amaryllis, and Agave.
Here also a species of Crinum (the “papau” of the natives) and the Tacca pinnatifida (“mamago”) may be usually found.
Two electrodes were applied, one above and the other below the growing region of a bud of Crinum.
There,” said the mother of the Enchantress, pointing to a handsome lily, “is a specimen of Crinum Asiaticum.
British Dictionary definitions for crinum
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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