[ zef-uh-ran-theez ]
/ ˌzɛf əˈræn θiz /


any of various bulbous plants belonging to the genus Zephyranthes, of the amaryllis family, as Z. grandiflora, having showy rose or pink flowers.

Nearby words

  1. zephiran,
  2. zephyr,
  3. zephyr cloth,
  4. zephyr worsted,
  5. zephyr yarn,
  6. zephyrean,
  7. zephyrian,
  8. zephyrinus,
  9. zephyros,
  10. zephyrous

Origin of zephyranthes

< New Latin < Greek zéphyr(os) zephyr + -anthēs having flowers of the given kind, derivative of ánthos flower

Also called fairy lily, rain lily, zephyr lily.

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Examples from the Web for zephyranthes

  • In illustration of this may be cited the examples of the well known Crocus and also of Zephyranthes.

  • These Zephyranthes like a turfy loam with a little sand and well decayed manure or peat.

    The Book of Bulbs|Samuel Arnott
  • Habranthuses are now included with the Hippeastrums and Zephyranthes.

    The Book of Bulbs|Samuel Arnott