Definition of belladonna lily in English:

belladonna lily

Pronunciation /ˌbeləˈdänə ˈlilē/ /ˌbɛləˈdɑnə ˈlɪli/


  • A South African amaryllis.

    ‘Also called the belladonna lily, king or star lily, it has a wide range of colours.’
    • ‘Rudolf Marloth, a famous amateur botanist, believed that the belladonna lily was being pollinated by a hawk moth.’
    • ‘A rock walkway leads past a bank of Agapanthus, once a sophisticated rockery, past belladonna lilies to the driveway by the original stables.’
    • ‘Some good bulb selections are spider lilies, belladonna lilies and oxblood lilies.’
    • ‘A wide range of bulbs that are planted on the estate allow for constant show of colour and include tulips, daffodils, jonquils, belladonna lilies, hollyhocks, liliums and poppies.’
    • ‘As with belladonna lilies, their broad foliage, somewhat similar to hosta leaves, appears in spring for a few months, then dies back during a dormant period in summer.’
    • ‘The changing seasons are reflected colourfully with spring blossoms and daffodils giving way to orchids and belladonna lilies, the tints of autumn and the grey tracery of leafless trees in winter.’
    • ‘The gardens, established over several generations, are most famous for their camellias, though there is something here for everyone with green fingers, including a wonderful spread of agapanthus and arum and belladonna lilies in season.’
    • ‘The Woodland Glade brings still more colour with autumn crocuses, hardy cyclamens and belladonna lilies, while the Grass Garden never ceases to fascinate with its huge variety of plants, ranging from highly decorative ornamental grasses to the most useful cereal crops.’
    • ‘Originally laid out in the 18 th-century and formerly called the Blandy Gardens, you'll see a fine and varied collection of Madeira's native flora, including camellias and, when in season, a wonderful display of agapanthus, arum and belladonna lilies.’