- any of several plants belonging to the genus Liriope, of the lily family, having tufted, grasslike leaves and clusters of small bluish or white flowers.
Origin of liriope
< New Latin (1790), probably < Greek leíri(on) lily + -ōpē, feminine derivative of -ōpos having a face or eyes (of the kind specified); compare Latin Līriōpē (Ovid), a fountain nymph
Also called lilyturf.
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Examples from the Web for liriope
A favorite subject was the beautiful youth Narcissus, son of the river-god Cephisus and the nymph Liriope.