- 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
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Examples from the Web for lycoris
See the Fenwick note to the second of the two Odes to Lycoris.The Poetical Works of William Wordsworth, Vol. VI (of 8)
Reef the sails, captain, the fair Lycoris is about to sneeze!
Lycoris passed her hand across her forehead; her head was burning.
“I fancy the people will demand a pardon for him,” said Lycoris.
You can tell your comrades, that I am going by stealth to Lycoris.Quintus Claudius, Volume 1 of 2