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climbing lily

noun

gloriosa lily

[glawr-ee-oh-suh, glohr-] /ˌglɔr iˈoʊ sə, ˌgloʊr-/
noun
1.
a climbing lily of the genus Gloriosa, native to Africa and Asia, having showy red and yellow flowers.
Also called climbing lily.
Origin of gloriosa lily
< New Latin Gloriosa genus name; Latin glōriōsa, feminine of glōriōsus glorious
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