any plant of the bulbous tropical African genus Gloriosa, some species of which are grown as ornamental greenhouse climbers for their showy flowers of yellow, orange, and red: family Liliaceae: Also called: glory lily
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How to use gloriosa in a sentence
On the day of rejoicing for "La gloriosa" there was no such display, although all Madrid was en fête.Spanish Life in Town and Country | L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street
Sicque duorum solus uictor existens, Danis irrogatam multis retro temporibus infamiam gloriosa uirtute magnifice satis aboleuit.Beowulf | R. W. Chambers
Maria-gloriosa grew still paler, but mastered her emotion and waited until the end of the last figure.The Works of Guy de Maupassant, Volume III (of 8) | Guy de Maupassant
It is difficult to translate the expressive term, 'gloriosa colloquia.'The Letters of Cassiodorus | Cassiodorus (AKA Magnus Aurelius Cassiodorus Senator)
In Flagellaria indica, gloriosa superba and others, the midrib of the leaf ends in a tendril.