[ moh-ziz-in-thuh-krey-duh l, moh-zis ]
/ ˈmoʊ zɪz ɪn ðəˈkreɪ dəl, ˈmoʊ zɪs /


a plant, Rhoeo spathacea, native to the West Indies and Central America, having leaves with purple undersides and white flowers enclosed in a boat-shaped envelope formed by two bracts.
Also called Mo·ses-on-a-raft [moh-ziz-on-uh-raft, -rahft, -awn-, moh-zis-] /ˈmoʊ zɪz ɒn əˈræft, -ˈrɑft, -ɔn-, ˈmoʊ zɪs-/, boat lily, oyster plant. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020