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

Word History


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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/avondbloem. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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