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 and Etymology of alstroemeria

New Latin, from Klas von Alstroemer †1794 Swedish botanist

First Known Use: 1833

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