African lily

noun
African plant with bright green evergreen leaves and umbels of many usually deep violet-blue flowers
Hypernyms: ↑agapanthus, ↑lily of the Nile
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Agapanthus

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized A
1. : agapanthus 2

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lily-of-the-Nile.

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African lily,
a variety of agapanthus, grown for its blue or white flowers.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • African lily — Lily Lil y (l[i^]l [y^]), n.; pl. {Lilies} (l[i^]l [i^]z). [AS. lilie, L. lilium, Gr. lei rion. Cf. {Flower de luce}.] 1. (Bot.) A plant and flower of the genus {Lilium}, endogenous bulbous plants, having a regular perianth of six colored pieces …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • African lily — n. an African plant (Agapanthus africanus) of the lily family with blue or white, funnel shaped flowers …   English World dictionary

  • African lily — may refer to:* Agapanthus africanus * Agapanthus praecox …   Wikipedia

  • African-lily — skėtinis agapantas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Agapantinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Agapanthus africanus), paplitęs pietų Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Agapanthus africanus angl. African agapanthus; African lily; blue African lily;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • African-lily — ankstyvasis agapantas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Agapantinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Agapanthus praecox), paplitęs pietų Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Agapanthus praecox angl. African lily šaltinis Valstybinės lietuvių kalbos… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • African-lily — agapantas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Agapantinių (Agapanthaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Agapanthus). atitikmenys: lot. Agapanthus angl. African lily; Agapanthus vok. Agapanthus; Lebensblume; Liebesblume rus. агапант; агапантус lenk.… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • African lily — lily of the Nile. * * * or lily of the Nile Perennial evergreen herbaceous plant (Agapanthus africanus) of the lily family, native to Africa. In summer, long stalks bear many funnel shaped flowers. The attractive, thick, dark green leaves are… …   Universalium

  • African Lily — noun A plant of the genus Agapanthus umbellatus having a short stem bearing a tuft of long, narrow, arching leaves 1/2 to 2 ft. long and a central flower stalk 2 to 3 ft. high, ending in an umbel of bright blue, funnel shaped flowers …   Wiktionary

  • African lily — /æfrɪkən ˈlɪli/ (say afrikuhn lilee) noun → agapanthus …   Australian English dictionary

  • blue African-lily — skėtinis agapantas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Agapantinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Agapanthus africanus), paplitęs pietų Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Agapanthus africanus angl. African agapanthus; African lily; blue African lily;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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