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nerine

[ nuh-rahy-nee ]

noun

  1. any of several bulbous plants belonging to the genus Nerine, of the amaryllis family, native to southern Africa, having funnel-shaped red, pink, or white flowers.


nerine

/ nəˈriːnɪ /

noun

  1. any plant of the bulbous S. African genus Nerine, related to the amaryllis; several species are grown as garden or pot plants for their beautiful pink, orange, red, or white flowers. N. sarniensis is the pink-flowered Guernsey lily: family Amaryllidaceae


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Word History and Origins

Origin of nerine1

< New Latin (1820); Latin Nērīnē a Nereid
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Word History and Origins

Origin of nerine1

Latin, from Greek nērēis a sea nymph
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Example Sentences

Nerine Mansellii, a new variety of the Guernsey Lily, was one of the loveliest flowers at the show.

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