World English Dictionary
kniphofia (nɪˈfəʊfɪə)
Also called: red-hot poker any plant of the perennial southern African genus Kniphofia, some species of which are cultivated for their conical spikes of bright red or yellow drooping tubular flowers: family Liliaceae
[named after J. H. Kniphof (1704--1763), German doctor and botanist]

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a plant of the genus Kniphofia having long grasslike leaves and tall scapes of red or yellow drooping flowers 
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