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 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, "Calvin Finch: Your guide to shade- and drought-tolerant groundcovers to replace your San Antonio lawn grass," 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, "Plant these vegetables in April, and other garden tips," 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, "How an Ice Age Boulder Became a $3 Million Real Estate Prospect," 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, "How to deal if your lawn’s in excessive shade," 2 Aug. 2019 Popular, low-maintenance liriope fills a space and will occasionally flower. Kenneth Setzer, miamiherald, "When grass or gravel won't do, these plants are easy and attractive ground cover | Miami Herald," 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, "How to deal if your lawn’s in excessive shade," 2 Aug. 2019 If the weeds grow from seeds, almost all pre-emergent products are labeled for use on liriope. Walter Reeves, ajc, "Orchid needs correct light to bloom," 20 June 2018 Popular, low-maintenance liriope fills a space and will occasionally flower. Kenneth Setzer, miamiherald, "When grass or gravel won't do, these plants are easy and attractive ground cover | Miami Herald," 24 May 2018

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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 22 Sep. 2020.

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