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agapanthus (liliaceous plant)

Definition:

any of various plants of the genus Agapanthus having umbels of showy blue to purple flowers

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plurals:

agapanthus* | agapanthuses
(* agapanthus may be used in a singular or plural context)

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

New Latin, genus name, from Greek agapē + anthos flower
(Source: Merriam-Webster)  [more]

All senses of agapanthus...

Definition references  (+images)

New World Dictionary:

African lily | Agapanthus africanus [species]

an African plant of the lily family with blue or white, funnel-shaped flowers (13 of 17 words, 1 image)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/african-lily

Wiktionary:

agapanthus [botany] | agapanthuses [plural] | African lily [some species, subtype] | lily of the Nile [some species, subtype] | Agapanthus [genus]

Any member of the genus Agapanthus of flowering plants. (9 of 12 words, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/agapanthus

Collins Dictionary:

agapanthus | African lily [synonym] | Agapanthus africanus [species]

a liliaceous plantof southern Africa, having rounded clusters of blue or white funnel-shaped flowers (14 of 372 words, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/agapanthus

Merriam-Webster:

agapanthus | agapanthuses [plural] | Agapanthus [genus]

any of several African plants (genus Agapanthus) of the lily family cultivated for their umbels of showy blue, purple, or white flowers (22 of 50 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/agapanthus

Oxford Dictionary:

agapanthus

a South African plant of the lily family, with blue or white flowers growing in rounded clusters.; Genus Agapanthus, family Liliaceae (or Alliaceae) (23 of 48 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/agapanthus

Random House Dictionary:

agapanthus | agapanthuses [plural]

any of several plants of the genus "Agapanthus", of the amaryllis family, native to Africa, having sword-shaped leaves and umbels of blue or white ... (24 of 34 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/agapanthus

American Heritage Dictionary:

African lily | agapanthus | lily of the Nile | Agapanthus africanus [species] | lilies of the Nile [plural]

A South African rhizomatous plant "(Agapanthus africanus") having violet funnel-shaped flowers grouped in umbels. (14 of 24 words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/african-lily

Britannica Encyclopedia:

African lily [plant] | lily of the Nile [synonym] | Agapanthus africanus [species]

perennial evergreen herbaceous plant of the Alliaceae family, native to Africa. In summer, long stalks bear many funnel-shaped flowers. The ... (20 of 73 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/8270​/African-lily

Wikipedia:

Lily of the Nile [disambiguation]

may refer to: Agapanthus praecox | Zantedeschia aethiopica (7 of 55 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Lily of the Nile

Encarta Dictionary:

agapanthus | agapanthuses [plural]

United States "a plant of the lily family. Flowers: bluish or white, funnel-shaped, in ball-shaped clusters. Native to: southern Africa. Genus . ... (22 of 51 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861584110​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Merriam-Webster:

agapanthus | agapanthuses [plural]

First use: about 1789

Origin: New Latin, genus name, from Greek agapē + anthos flower

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/agapanthus

American Heritage Dictionary:

agapanthus

Origin: New Latin Agapanthus, genus name: Greek agapē, love + Greek anthos, flower.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/agapanthus

New World Dictionary:

agapanthus

Origin: Modern Latin from Late Greek agapē, "agape" + Greek anthos, a flower

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/agapanthus

Collins Dictionary:

agapanthus

First use: 19th century

Origin: New Latin, from Greek agapē love + anthos flower

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/agapanthus

Oxford Dictionary:

agapanthus

Origin: modern Latin, from Greek agapē "love" + anthos "flower"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/agapanthus

Encarta Dictionary:

agapanthus | agapanthuses [plural]

First use: Late 18th century

Origin: modern Latin from Greek agapē "brotherly love" + anthos "flower"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861584110​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

agapanthus

Audio: British English pronunciation of "agapanthus"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/agapanthus

the Free Dictionary:

agapanthus

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "agapanthus"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "agapanthus"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "agapanthus" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/agapanthus

Google Dictionary:

agapanthus | agapanthuses [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "agapanthus"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

agapanthus

Audio: North American pronunciation of "agapanthus"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=agapan​01 word=agapanthus

YourDictionary Audio:

agapanthus

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "agapanthus" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/agapanthus

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