agapanthus

agapanthus

[ag-uh-pan-thuhs]
noun, plural agapanthuses.
any of several plants of the genus Agapanthus, of the amaryllis family, native to Africa, having sword-shaped leaves and umbels of blue or white flowers.


Origin:
< Neo-Latin (1789) < Greek agáp(ē) love + ánthos flower

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agapanthus (ˌæɡəˈpænθəs)
 
n
Also called: African lily a liliaceous plant, Agapanthus africanus, of southern Africa, having rounded clusters of blue or white funnel-shaped flowers
 
[C19: New Latin, from Greek agapē love + anthos flower]

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