/ (nɪˈfəʊfɪə) /
any plant of the perennial southern African genus Kniphofia, some species of which are cultivated for their conical spikes of bright red or yellow drooping tubular flowers: family LiliaceaeAlso called: red-hot poker
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Word Origin for kniphofia
named after J. H. Kniphof (1704–1763), German doctor and botanist
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