/ (strɛˈlɪtsɪə) /
any southern African perennial herbaceous plant of the genus Strelitzia, cultivated for its showy flowers: includes the bird-of-paradise flower: family Strelitziaceae
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Word Origin for strelitzia
C18: named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg- Strelitz (1744–1818), queen of George III of Great Britain and Ireland
Words nearby strelitzia
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Example sentences from the Web for strelitzia
The principal other genera, Strelitzia and Heliconia, are both remarkable for the brilliant colours of their flowers.Botany for Ladies|Jane Loudon