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sprekelia

noun
  1. a bulbous plant, Sprekelia formosissima, from Mexico and Guatemala, related to hippeastrum and grown for its striking crimson or white pendent flowers, in the form of a cross: family Amaryllidaceae

Word Origin

named after J. H. von Sprekelsen (died 1764), German botanist
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