Definition of Gloriosa

1. Noun. Any plant of the genus Gloriosa of tropical Africa and Asia; a perennial herb climbing by means of tendrils at leaf tips having showy yellow to red or purple flowers; all parts are poisonous.

Exact synonyms: Climbing Lily, Creeping Lily, Gloriosa Superba, Glory Lily
Group relationships: Genus Gloriosa
Generic synonyms: Poisonous Plant



Definition of Gloriosa

1. n. A genus of climbing plants with very showy lilylike blossoms, natives of India.

Definition of Gloriosa

1. a plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Gloriosa

1. A genus of climbing plants with very showy lilylike blossoms, natives of India. Origin: Nl, fr. L. Gloriosus. See Glorious. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gloriosa

gloried
glories
glorieth
gloriette
glorification
glorifications
glorified
glorifier
glorifiers
glorifies
glorifieth
glorify
glorifying
gloriole
glorioles
gloriosa (current term)
gloriosas
glorious
gloriously
gloriousness
gloriousnesses
glory-hole
glory-holes
glory-of-the-snow
glory box
glory boxes
glory days
glory fern

Literary usage of Gloriosa

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1. Entomological News and Proceedings of the Entomological Section of the by Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Entomological Section (1914)
"89) did not know gloriosa, and his table is not satisfactory for its separation. ... Larger; hind wings creamy white, darkened at apex gloriosa Strecker. ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1893)
"... gloriosa. nightfall, as the flowers open, ... Y. glauca, Y. baccala, Y. gloriosa, Y. data, Y. glauca, ..."

3. Organography of Plants, Especially of the Archegoniata and Spermaphyta by Karl Goebel, Isaac Bayley Balfour (1905)
"B. MONOCOTYLEDONES. In Monocotyledones tendrils are rare. Smilax. The tendrils of Smilax have been already mentioned l. gloriosa and ..."

4. A Hand-book to the Order Lepidoptera by William Forsell Kirby (1897)
"... gloriosa, Walker, List Lepid. Ins. Brit. Mus. ii. p. 384, no. i (1854). This Moth was first described from Bogota. " Black. Abdomen bluish-black. ..."

5. Brick and Marble in the Middle Ages: Notes of a Tour in the North of Italy by George Edmund Street (1885)
"Maria gloriosa dei Frari — SS. Giovanni and Paolo — Sta. Maria dell' I'rto — S. Stefano — Domestic architecture — The Fondaco de' Turchi — Especial fault of ..."

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