[ lahy-ker-is ]
/ ˈlaɪ kər ɪs /


any of several bulbous plants belonging to the genus Lycoris, of the amaryllis family, native to eastern Asia, bearing clustered, variously colored flowers that appear after the leaves have faded and disappeared.

Origin of lycoris

< New Latin (1821), apparently after Latin Lycōris, a woman celebrated in the love-elegies of the Roman poet Gallus Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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