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
plural -s : any plant of the genus Gloriosa

called also climbing lily

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, feminine of gloriosus glorious

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“Gloriosa.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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