alstroemeria

See also: Alstroemeria

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the genus name.

PronunciationEdit

  • /ˌælstrɨˈmiːriə/

NounEdit

alstroemeria (countable and uncountable, plural alstroemerias)

  1. Any member of the genus Alstremeria of South American flowering plants, the Peruvian lilies.
    • 2007 February 20, Ellen Barry, “Eagerness and Some Resignation as Civil Union Law Takes Effect”, New York Times:
      Now they were doing it again: Waiting, with a bouquet of alstroemeria and purple tulips, for Asbury Park’s deputy city clerk, D. Kiki Tomek, to take their application for a civil union in New Jersey .
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