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alstroemeria

/ ˌælstrəˈmiːrɪə /

noun

  1. any plant of the tuberous perennial liliaceous genus Alstroemeria, originally S American, grown for their brightly coloured orchid-like flowers Also calledPeruvian lily


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Word History and Origins

Origin of alstroemeria1

named by Linnaeus for his friend Baron Klas von Alstroemer

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Example Sentences

In Alstroemeria, as represented in fig. 18, the axis a1 ends in a flower (cut off in the figure) and bears a leaf.

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