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funkia

[ fuhng-kee-uh, foong- ]

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Word History and Origins

Origin of funkia1

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

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Example Sentences

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

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

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

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

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

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