kniphofia

noun knip·ho·fia \nipˈhōfēə, nīˈfō-\

Definition of kniphofia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of showy African herbs (family Liliaceae) having clumps of long radical leaves and tall scapes of red or yellow drooping flowers with reflexed perianths

  2. 2 plural -s :  a plant of the genus Kniphofia —called also tritoma

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Origin and Etymology of kniphofia

New Latin, from Johan H. Kniphof †1763 German botanist + New Latin -ia


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