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  1. any plant of the bulbous genus Tigridia, native to subtropical and tropical America, esp T. pavonia, the tiger flower or peacock tiger flower, grown for its large strikingly marked red, white, or yellow concave flowers: family Iridaceae
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Word Origin

New Latin, from Greek tigris, tigridis tiger
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Examples from the Web for tigridia

Historical Examples

  • M. de la Vaud speaks of a similar union in Tigridia pavonia.

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters

  • The tigridia hath "its own body," peculiarly and exclusively its own.

    Talks about Flowers.

    M. D. Wellcome

  • Another example is shown in the sketch of a Hyacinth and Tigridia.

  • Morren gives details of like appearances in Hymenocallis americana, and Delavaud in Tigridia pavonia.

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters

  • From the bulbous roots of the cacomite, a species of Tigridia, a good flour is also prepared there.