[ trit-uh-muh ]
/ ˈtrɪt ə mə /


any of various plants belonging to the genus Kniphofia, of the lily family, native to Africa, especially K. uvaria, having long, dense clusters of tubular red or yellow flowers.

Nearby words

  1. trithing,
  2. tritiate,
  3. triticale,
  4. triticum,
  5. tritium,
  6. triton,
  7. triton tumor,
  8. tritone,
  9. tritonia,
  10. tritonic

Origin of tritoma

1880–85; < New Latin Tritoma alternate genus name < Greek trítom(os) thrice-cut (tri- tri- + -tomos -tomous) + New Latin -a -a2

Also called poker plant, red-hot poker, torch lily. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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