agapanthus

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

Nearby words

  1. agamospermy,
  2. agamous,
  3. agamy,
  4. aganglionic,
  5. aganglionosis,
  6. agape,
  7. agapetus i,
  8. agapetus ii,
  9. agar,
  10. agaric


Origin of agapanthus

< New Latin (1789) < Greek agáp(ē) love + ánthos flower

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British Dictionary definitions for agapanthus

agapanthus

/ (ˌæɡəˈpænθəs) /

noun

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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