sprekelia

/ (sprəˈkiːlɪə) /

noun

a bulbous plant, Sprekelia formosissima, from Mexico and Guatemala, related to hippeastrum and grown for its striking crimson or white pendent flowers, in the form of a cross: family Amaryllidaceae

Nearby words

  1. spreathed,
  2. sprechgesang,
  3. sprechstimme,
  4. spree,
  5. spree killer,
  6. sprent,
  7. sprier,
  8. spriest,
  9. sprig,
  10. sprigged

Word Origin for sprekelia

named after J. H. von Sprekelsen (died 1764), German botanist

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