avond·​bloem | \ ˈävənˌblüm \
plural -s

Definition of avondbloem

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

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History and Etymology for 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

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“Avondbloem.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avondbloem. Accessed 28 January 2020.

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