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alstroemeria

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noun al·stroe·me·ria \ˌal-strə-ˈmir-ē-ə\

Definition of alstroemeria

  1. :  any of a genus (Alstroemeria) of tropical South American herbs of the lily family that are often cultivated for their clusters of showy variegated flowers



Origin of alstroemeria

New Latin, from Klas von Alstroemer †1794 Swedish botanist


First Known Use: 1833


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