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Amaryllis Amaryllis belladonna
2005-07-13 08:47:59

Amaryllis (a native plant of South Africa) is a monotypic genus of plant containing one species, the Belladonna Lily (Amaryllis belladonna). This bulb plant (each bulb is approximately 5-10 cm in diameter) has several strap-shaped, dull green leaves, 30-50 cm long and 2-3 cm broad, and arranged in two rows. The leaves are produced in the autumn and eventually die down by late spring. The...

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mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.