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agapanthus

[ag-uh-pan-thuh s] /ˌæg əˈpæn θəs/
noun, plural agapanthuses.
1.
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.
Compare lily-of-the-Nile.
Origin
< Neo-Latin (1789) < Greek agáp(ē) love + ánthos flower
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agapanthus

/ˌæɡəˈpænθəs/
noun
1.
a liliaceous plant, Agapanthus africanus, of southern Africa, having rounded clusters of blue or white funnel-shaped flowers Also called African lily
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, from Greek agapē love + anthos flower
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