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[luh-rahy-uh-pee] /ləˈraɪ ə pi/
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 of liriope
< New 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 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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