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[fuhng-kee-uh, foo ng-]
  1. plantain lily.
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Origin of funkia

1830–40; < New Latin; named after C. H. Funck (died 1839), German botanist; see -ia
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Historical Examples of funkia

  • Funkia, funk′i-a, n. a genus of Liliace allied to the day lilies, native to China.

    Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 2 of 4: E-M)


  • It is herbaceous and perfectly hardy, though it comes from the much warmer climate of Japan, whence are all the species of Funkia.

  • Only white and pale-yellow flowers are grouped with this, and pale, fresh-looking foliage of maize and Funkia.

    Wood and Garden

    Gertrude Jekyll

  • Some of the Harrisi were grouped among tufts of the bright-foliaged Funkia grandiflora on the cool side of a Yew hedge.

    Wood and Garden

    Gertrude Jekyll

  • White schizanthus along the edge, covered up the old forget-me-nots, and funkia lilies (subcordata) threw up their buds.