Definition of Clivia

1. Noun. (botany) Any plant of the genus ''Clivia'', native to southern Africa. ¹



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Definition of Clivia

1. a flowering plant [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clivia

clits
clitter
clittered
clitters
clitties
clival
cliver
clivers
clivia (current term)
clivias
clivis
clivities
clivity
clivus
clivus ocularis
clm
cloacae
cloacal
cloacal membrane
cloacal theory

Literary usage of Clivia

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1. Henderson's Handbook of Plants and General Horticulture by Peter Henderson (1904)
"This spe- eies, introduced from Natal in 1854, is propagated by division, and requires the same culture as the clivia. Many beautiful hybrids, having larger ..."

2. Amaryllidaceae: Preceded by an Attempt to Arrange the Monocotyledonous by William Herbert (1837)
"... but I have now before me a fruit of clivia, nearly ripe, in which the seeds have split the pericarp, which is outwardly of a rough brownish green, ..."

3. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"They are evergreen plants of the Amaryllis family, with thick, leathery, strap-shaped leaves. clivia miniata is the species most commonly grown. ..."

4. The Natural History of Pliny by Pliny, John Bostock, Henry Thomas Riley (1890)
"I find also that the people of our time are ignorant what bird it was that was called by the ancients a "clivia." Some persons say that it was a ..."

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