any of several bulbous plants of the genus Veltheimia, especially V. viridifolia, native to southern Africa, having glossy, strap-shaped leaves and a long cluster of tubular pinkish flowers.

Origin of veltheimia

< New Latin (1769), after August Ferdinand, Graf von Veltheim (1741–1801), German patron of botany; see -ia Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019