[ gran-duh-flawr-uh, -flohr-uh ]

  1. any of several plant varieties or hybrids characterized by large showy flowers, as certain kinds of petunias, baby's breath, or roses.

Origin of grandiflora

1900–05; <New Latin, a specific epithet frequent in the names of such flowers; see grand, -i-, flora

Words Nearby grandiflora Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use grandiflora in a sentence

  • From these we could look down at our leisure into the foliage of a row of Magnolia grandiflora, now in blossom.

    Palmetto-Leaves | Harriet Beecher Stowe
  • Hydrangea paniculata grandiflora makes a beautiful low-growing hedge; good plants can be bought for six dollars a hundred.

    A Woman's Hardy Garden | Helena Rutherfurd Ely
  • Veitchii grandiflora, a variety even larger than the common type, seven inches across sometimes; orange-red, suffused with purple.

    The Woodlands Orchids | Frederick Boyle
  • 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
  • The flowers are varied in form and colour from the white M. grandiflora and M. venusta to the large claret-blotched M. Sanderiana.

    Orchids | James O'Brien