Definition of tritoma
: any of a genus (Kniphofia) of African herbs of the lily family that are often grown for their spikes of showy red or yellow flowers
Origin and Etymology of tritoma
New Latin, genus name, from Greek tritomos thrice cut, from tri- + temnein to cut; from their trimerous flowers — more at tome
First Known Use: 1804
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up tritoma? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).