gloriosa

noun

glo·​ri·​o·​sa
ˌglōrēˈōsə,
-ȯr-,
-ˈōzə
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
plural -s : any plant of the genus Gloriosa

called also climbing lily

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin, feminine of gloriosus glorious

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“Gloriosa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gloriosa. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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