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agapanthus

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noun ag·a·pan·thus \ˌa-gə-ˈpan(t)-thəs\

Definition of agapanthus

plural ag·a·pan·thus also ag·a·pan·thuses

  1. :  any of several African plants (genus Agapanthus) of the lily family cultivated for their umbels of showy blue, purple, or white flowers



Origin of agapanthus

New Latin, genus name, from Greek agapē + anthos flower — more at anthology


First Known Use: circa 1789


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