[ ag-uh-pan-thuh s ]
/ ˌæg əˈpæn θəs /

noun, plural ag·a·pan·thus·es.

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for agapanthus

/ (ˌæɡəˈpænθəs) /


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

Word Origin for agapanthus

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