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see amaryllisamaryllis
, common name for some members of the Amaryllidaceae, a family of mostly perennial plants with narrow, flat leaves and with lilylike flowers borne on separate, leafless stalks.
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(Polianthes tuberosa), a perennial herbaceous plant of the family Amaryllidaceae. The stems reach 1 m in height and bear linear leaves. The fragrant white flowers are in loose spicate inflorescences and measure as much as 5–8 cm in diameter. The tuberose is native to Central America. Since the end of the 16th century it has been cultivated in the subtropics as an ornamental and an essential-oil plant. In the USSR the tuberose is grown in western Georgia. The essential oil from the flowers is used for high-quality scents. Ornamental varieties are subjected to winter forcing for cut flowers.

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, tuberose
1. (of plants or their parts) forming, bearing, or resembling a tuber or tubers
2. Anatomy of, relating to, or having warty protuberances or tubers
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