liriope

[luh-rahy-uh-pee]
noun
any of several plants belonging to the genus Liriope, of the lily family, having tufted, grasslike leaves and clusters of small bluish or white flowers.
Also called lilyturf.


Origin:
< Neo-Latin (1790), probably < Greek leíri(on) lily + -ōpē, feminine derivative of -ōpos having a face or eyes (of the kind specified); compare Latin Līriōpē (Ovid), a fountain nymph

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The old shrubs and wooden bench were removed and replaced with gravel, giant liriope, and a few crepe myrtles.
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