kniphofia

noun
knip·​ho·​fia | \ nipˈhōfēə, nīˈfō- \

Definition of kniphofia

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 plural -s : a plant of the genus Kniphofia

called also tritoma

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History and Etymology for kniphofia

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

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“Kniphofia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kniphofia. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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