Definition of Strelitzia

1. Noun. Small genus of large perennial evergreen herbs having leaves resembling those of banana plants; sometimes placed in family Musaceae.




Definition of Strelitzia

1. n. A genus of plants related to the banana, found at the Cape of Good Hope. They have rigid glaucous distichous leaves, and peculiar richly colored flowers.

Definition of Strelitzia

1. Noun. Any of several flowering plants of the genus ''Strelitzia'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Strelitzia

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streety
streight
streighten
streights
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streigned
streignes
streit
strelitz
strelitzia (current term)
strelitzia family
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Literary usage of Strelitzia

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1. Across Central America by John Whetham Boddam-Whetham (1877)
"... BEAUTIFUL RIVER— LA TINTA—MATCHES—ACCIDENT TO MULE—NIGHT SOUNDS—A DESCENT—strelitzia REGINA—ANTHURIUM—BROAD LEAFED PLANTS—ESPIRITU SANTO—THE CABILDO. ..."

2. The Encyclopedia Americanaedited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines edited by Frederick Converse Beach, George Edwin Rines (1903)
"See strelitzia. Birds. The birds form that class (Aves) of warm-blooded vertebrate animals most distinctive, most easily defined, and most popularly known ..."

3. Hortus Kewensis; Or, A Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal by William Aiton (1811)
"1773, by the Right Hon. Sir Joseph Banks, folio ovali. strelitzia ... Ovate-leaved strelitzia. Nat. of the Cape of Good Hope. Introd. before 1777, by Bamber ..."

4. Scientific Opinion: A Weekly Record of Scientific Progress at Home & Abroad (1870)
"In the genus strelitzia it is not difficult to see the order of the flower as ... We must bear well iu mind that in the strelitzia, as well as in the other ..."

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