/ (ˌælstrəˈmiːrɪə) /
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any plant of the tuberous perennial liliaceous genus Alstroemeria, originally S American, grown for their brightly coloured orchid-like flowersAlso called: Peruvian lily
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Word Origin for alstroemeria
named by Linnaeus for his friend Baron Klas von Alstroemer
Words nearby alstroemeria
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How to use alstroemeria in a sentence
In Alstroemeria, as represented in fig. 18, the axis a1 ends in a flower (cut off in the figure) and bears a leaf.