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Example sentences from the Web for gloriosa
If the secondary floral axes give rise to tertiary ones, the raceme is branching, and forms a panicle, as in Yucca gloriosa.
But my finest discovery here was the Cicindela gloriosa, which I found on mossy stones just rising above the water.The Malay Archipelago|Alfred Russell Wallace
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.
I don't insist on a Yucca gloriosa, or a Magnolia speciosissima, (I hope there is such a plant)—a rose or a violet will do.Narrative And Miscellaneous Papers|Thomas De Quincey