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liriope

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noun li·ri·ope \lə-ˈrī-ə-(ˌ)pē\

Definition of liriope

  1. :  any of a genus (Liriope) of stemless Asian herbs of the lily family that are widely cultivated as ground cover for their grasslike leaves and small white, blue, or violet flowers



Origin of liriope

New Latin, from Liriope, a nymph in Roman mythology


First Known Use: 1946


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