gloriosa

noun glo·ri·o·sa \ˌglōrēˈōsə, -ȯr-, -ˈōzə\

Definition of gloriosa

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of tropical African and Asiatic climbing tuberous herbs (family Liliaceae) with flowers that are red or yellow and that resemble typical lilies

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Gloriosa —called also climbing lily

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Origin and Etymology of gloriosa

New Latin, from Latin, feminine of gloriosus glorious


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