lily of the Nile

noun
any of various plants of the genus Agapanthus having umbels of showy blue to purple flowers
Syn: ↑agapanthus
Hypernyms: ↑liliaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑genus Agapanthus

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Usage: usually capitalized N
Etymology: Nile, river in northeast Africa

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lily of the Nile noun
Richardia or Zantedeschia
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Main Entry:lily

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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