noun avond·bloem \ˈävənˌblüm\

Definition of avondbloem



  1. :  a southern African irislike bulbous plant (Hesperantha falcata) having claret-red flowers

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Origin and Etymology of avondbloem

obsolete Afrikaans (now aandblom), from avond evening (from Middle Dutch āvont, āvent) + bloem flower, from Middle Dutch bloeme; akin to Old High German āband evening and to Old High German bluoma flower — more at even, bloom

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