[ luh-rahy-uh-pee ]
/ ləˈraɪ ə pi /
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.
Words nearby liriope
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.