kniphofia

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. knights of st. john of jerusalem,
  2. knights of the ku klux klan,
  3. knights of the round table,
  4. knights templars,
  5. knights, the,
  6. knish,
  7. knit,
  8. knitted,
  9. knitter,
  10. knitting

Word Origin for kniphofia

named after J. H. Kniphof (1704–1763), German doctor and botanist

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