alstroemeria

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

Definition of alstroemeria 

: 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

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The bouquets of Italian Ruscus, purple mums and violet alstroemeria also feature a picture tag of Fiona. Anne Saker, Cincinnati.com, "Fiona Inc.: Nearly $500K to Cincinnati Zoo from sales of hippo books, beer and ice cream," 3 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of alstroemeria

1833, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alstroemeria

New Latin, from Klas von Alstroemer †1794 Swedish botanist

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