African lily


African lily
lily-of-the-Nile.

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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 sword-shaped. There are many varieties, some with white or purple flowers and others with patterned leaves. If grown in a climate with frost, they must be kept in containers and moved indoors to survive the cold weather.

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plant
also called  lily of the Nile 

      perennial evergreen herbaceous plant (Agapanthus africanus) of the Alliaceae family, native to Africa. In summer, long stalks bear many funnel-shaped flowers. The attractive, thick, dark green leaves are sword-shaped. There are many varieties, some with white or purple flowers and others with patterned leaves. If grown in a climate with frost, they must be kept in containers and moved indoors to survive the cold weather.

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • 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 — noun African plant with bright green evergreen leaves and umbels of many usually deep violet blue flowers • Syn: ↑African tulip, ↑blue African lily, ↑Agapanthus africanus • Hypernyms: ↑agapanthus, ↑lily of the Nile • Member Holonyms …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — 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)