crocosmia

noun

any plant of the cormous S. African genus Crocosmia, including the plant known to gardeners as montbretia: family Iridaceae

Nearby words

  1. crocodile clip,
  2. crocodile tears,
  3. crocodile tears syndrome,
  4. crocodilian,
  5. crocoite,
  6. crocus,
  7. crocus sack,
  8. croesus,
  9. croft,
  10. crofter

Word Origin for crocosmia

New Latin, from Greek krokos saffron + osmē smell, from the odour of the dried flowers when wetted

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