clivia

noun
cli·​via | \ ˈklī-vē-ə How to pronounce clivia (audio) , ˈkli- \

Definition of clivia

: 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

First Known Use of clivia

1828, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clivia

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

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“Clivia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clivia. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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