noun cli·via \ˈklī-vē-ə, ˈkli-\

Definition of clivia

  1. :  any of a genus (Clivia) of perennial evergreen South African herbs of the amaryllis family with fleshy roots and umbels of large funnel-shaped flowers

Origin and Etymology of clivia

New Latin, from Lady Charlotte Clive †1866 duchess of Northumberland

First Known Use: 1828

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