What does amaryllis mean?
The definition of amaryllis
Am`a*ryl”lis, n.
Etym: [L. Amaryllis, Gr.

1 A pastoral sweetheart. To sport with Amaryllis in the shade. Milton.
2 (bot.)

(a) A family of plants much esteemed for their beauty, including the narcissus, jonquil, daffodil, agave, and others.
(b) A genus of the same family, including the Belladonna lily.