Definition of African lily

1. Noun. African plant with bright green evergreen leaves and umbels of many usually deep violet-blue flowers.

Definition of African lily

1. 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. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of African Lily

African country
African crake
African crakes
African crocodile
African daisy
African elephant
African elephants
African endomyocardial fibrosis
African furuncular myiasis
African gray
African green monkey
African haemorrhagic fever
African hemp
African holly
African hunting dog
African lily
African mahogany
African marigold
African millet
African mole cricket
African mole crickets
African monitor
African nation
African oil palm
African penguin
African penguins
African sandalwood
African scented mahogany
African tea

Literary usage of African lily

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse by Edward Step (1897)
"... which require a rich soil, and plenty of moisture and heat at all times. They are propagated from stem-cuttings or divisions. african lily Natural Order ..."

2. Landscape Gardening as Applied to Home Decoration by Samuel Taylor Maynard (1915)
"The best of the DAY-BLOOMING varieties are: PURPLE ZANZIBAR OR african lily ... SUPERB african lily (NZ superba). These species may be had in bloom ..."

3. Floral Decorations for the Dwelling House: A Practical Guide to the Home by Annie Hassard (1876)
"Lower tazza:—Pink and white China Aster, blue african lily, white Clematis, ... Tazza :—Yellow Rose, blue african lily, Achyranthes, and Maiden-hair; ..."

4. Gardening for Ladies: And Companion to the Flower-garden by Loudon (Jane), Andrew Jackson Downing (1843)
"... or they will not flower well. For the yellow-flowered Horse-chestnut, see PAVIA. african lily.'—See AGAPA'N- THUS. AFRICAN MARIGOLD.—See TA- GE'TES. ..."

5. A Practical Guide to Garden Plants by John Weathers (1901)
"AGAPANTHUS (african lily).— This genus contains ornamental plants with short ... There is practically only one species of african lily grown in gardens, ..."

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