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
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Creeping liriope (Liriope spicata), often used as a ground cover, can spread aggressively.
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Origin and Etymology of liriope
New Latin, from Liriope, a nymph in Roman mythology
First Known Use: 1946See Words from the same year
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