Chincherinchee flowers belong to the family of water lilies. Their scientific name is Ornithagalum Umbellatum. They are white Mediterranean flowers.
Chinchetinchee flower is popularly known as the ‘Star of Bethlehem.’ The scientific name Ornithagalum means ‘bird milk’ (ornithos-bird gala-milk) in Greek. Chincherinchee is the English translation of the South African name of these flowers, ‘tienkenrientjee.’ The Chincherinchee flowers are mainly considered symbols of Purity. They are also used to signify Hope. Hence, they are widely used in weddings and other romantic occasions. Reconciliation and Atonement are two of the other expressions associated with these flowers.