- any of various bulbous plants belonging to the genus Zephyranthes, of the amaryllis family, as Z. grandiflora, having showy rose or pink flowers.
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
Habranthuses are now included with the Hippeastrums and Zephyranthes.
These Zephyranthes like a turfy loam with a little sand and well decayed manure or peat.
In illustration of this may be cited the examples of the well known Crocus and also of Zephyranthes.Life Movements in Plants, Volume II, 1919
Sir Jagadis Chunder Bose