liriope

noun
li·​ri·​ope | \ lə-ˈrī-ə-(ˌ)pē How to pronounce liriope (audio) \

Definition of liriope

: any of a genus (Liriope) of stemless Asian herbs of the lily family that are widely cultivated as ground cover for their grasslike leaves and small white, blue, or violet flowers

Examples of liriope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mondo grass and liriope are ornamental grasses that work very well as groundcovers in shady landscapes in the San Antonio area. Calvin Finch, San Antonio Express-News, 25 June 2021 Make a number of new liriope plants for the landscape. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 27 Mar. 2021 In some climates the liriopes and monkey grasses can survive in full sun, but not here is San Antonio, where they should be planted only in shade. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, 14 May 2020 Caladiums are excellent for shady areas and combine beautifully with ferns, begonias, torenia, liriope, impatiens, hosta and coleus. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, 7 Apr. 2019 Calla lilies had been pulled out of the garden, along with napeta, four o’clocks and liriope. Amy Sohn, New York Times, 20 Sep. 2019 Gradually convert the lawn to shade-tolerant groundcovers such as Asiatic jasmine, mondo grass, liriope, sedges and dwarf ruellia. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, 2 Aug. 2019 Popular, low-maintenance liriope fills a space and will occasionally flower. Kenneth Setzer, miamiherald, 24 May 2018 Gradually convert the lawn to shade-tolerant groundcovers such as Asiatic jasmine, mondo grass, liriope, sedges and dwarf ruellia. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, 2 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of liriope

1946, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for liriope

New Latin, from Liriope, a nymph in Roman mythology

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“Liriope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/liriope. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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