eucharis

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the genus name.

Noun[edit]

eucharis (plural eucharises)

  1. A type of plant of the genus Eucharis, found in Central and South America and with white flowers.
    • 1922, Edited by James Weldon Johnson, The Book of American Negro Poetry[1]:
      But sometimes they are gentle and soft like the dew on the lips of the eucharis Before the sun comes warm with his lover's kiss, You are sea-foam, pure with the star's loveliness, Not mortal, a flower, a fairy, too fair for the beauty-shorn earth, All wonderful things, all beautiful things, gave of their wealth to your birth: O I love you so much, not recking of passion, that I feel it is wrong, But men will love you, flower, fairy, non-mortal spirit burdened with flesh, Forever, life-long.
    • 1884, John Wood, Hardy Perennials and Old Fashioned Flowers[2]:
      As a cut bloom, the Christmas Rose vies with the eucharis and pancratium.

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Ancient Greek εὔχαρις (eúkharis, charming, gracious).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

eucharis (neuter euchare); third declension

  1. gracious

Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative eucharis euchare eucharēs eucharia
genitive eucharis eucharium
dative eucharī eucharibus
accusative eucharem euchare eucharēs eucharia
ablative eucharī eucharibus
vocative eucharis euchare eucharēs eucharia

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