- 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
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Crinum Amnum, new and very beautiful, white-striped crimson.Talks about Flowers.
M. D. Wellcome
The normal rate of growth of the bud of Crinum was 0.35 per second.
This is a million times the actual rate of growth of the Crinum bud.
Under this head may also be mentioned the fleshy bulbils that are found in the capsules of Crinum, Amaryllis, and Agave.Vegetable Teratology
Maxwell T. Masters
There,” said the mother of the Enchantress, pointing to a handsome lily, “is a specimen of Crinum Asiaticum.
- any plant of the mostly tropical amaryllidaceous genus Crinum, having straplike leaves and clusters of lily-like flowersAlso called: crinum lily
Latin: lily, from Greek krinon
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