[ as-i-dan-ther-uh ]
/ ˌæs ɪˈdæn θər ə /
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any bulbous African plant belonging to the genusAcidanthera, of the iris family, having sword-shaped leaves and long tubular flowers.
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British Dictionary definitions for acidanthera
/ (ˌæsɪˈdænθərə) /
any plant of the African cormous genus Acidanthera, cultivated for its graceful tubular white and red or white and purple flowers, often scented: family Iridaceae
Word Origin for acidanthera
from Greek akis point + New Latin anthera anther, from the shape of the anthers
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