[moh-ziz-in-thuh-krey-duhl, moh-zis]
a plant, Rhoeo spathacea, native to the West Indies and Central America, having leaves with purple undersides and white flowers enclosed in a boat-shaped envelope formed by two bracts.
Also called Moses-on-a-raft [moh-ziz-on-uh-raft, -rahft, -awn-, moh-zis-] , boat lily, oyster plant. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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