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veltheimia

[vel-thee-mee-uh] /vɛlˈθi mi ə/
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1.
any of several bulbous plants of the genus Veltheimia, especially V. viridifolia, native to southern Africa, having glossy, strap-shaped leaves and a long cluster of tubular pinkish flowers.
Origin
< New Latin (1769), after August Ferdinand, Graf von Veltheim (1741-1801), German patron of botany; see -ia
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