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agapanthus

[ag-uh-pan-thuh s]
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noun, plural ag·a·pan·thus·es.
  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.

Origin of agapanthus

< New Latin (1789) < Greek agáp(ē) love + ánthos flower
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agapanthus

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  1. a liliaceous plant, Agapanthus africanus, of southern Africa, having rounded clusters of blue or white funnel-shaped flowersAlso called: African lily

Word Origin

C19: New Latin, from Greek agapē love + anthos flower
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