gloriosa


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Related to gloriosa: Gloriosa superba, Gloriosa Daisy

gloriosa

(ˌɡləʊrɪˈəʊsə)
n
(Plants) any plant of the bulbous tropical African genus Gloriosa, some species of which are grown as ornamental greenhouse climbers for their showy flowers of yellow, orange, and red: family Liliaceae. Also called: glory lily
[New Latin, from Latin gloriosus glorious]
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Noun1.gloriosa - any plant of the genus Gloriosa of tropical Africa and Asiagloriosa - 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
genus Gloriosa - sometimes placed in family Colchicaceae; one species: glory lily
poisonous plant - a plant that when touched or ingested in sufficient quantity can be harmful or fatal to an organism
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Gloriosa not only represents the feared militant political youth ready to commit atrocities against the Tutsi but also the abusive force that eventually destroys the religious symbol of the Lady of the Nile's statue in order to make sure it does not have a Tutsi nose and reflects only Hutu facial features.
A That's lovely, how about a bouquet of exotic flowers such as Gloriosa lily which are cerise hot pink or bright Phalaenopsis or Cymbidium orchids, something really special.
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Thus, daisies such as Shasta or gloriosa daisies produce humongous quantities of flowers.
Of 132 medicinal plant species the following 22 are considered rare and endangered; Aconitum atrox, Dactylorhiza hatagirea, Fritillaria roylei, Thalictrum foliolosum, Berberis aristata, Artemisia maritime, Delphinium cashmerianum, Gloriosa superb, Saussurea obvallata, Betula utilis, Nardostachys jatamansi, Swertia chiraita, Rheum austral, Rheum webbianum, Podophylum hexandrum, Hippophea salicifolia, Bergenia ligulata, Bergenia stracheyi, Arnebia benthamii, Rhododendron arboretum, Aegle marmelos, Lyonia ovalifolia and Waldhemia glabra.
Other hot bulbs for summer include Gloriosa 'Rothschildiana', a climbing vine with vibrant red and yellow flowers similar to those of the lily and often known as the climbing lily.
Gloriosa Flowers and Chocolates owner Fay Hassan was also expecting a rush of orders closer to tomorrow.
Showcased under a canopy of Freedom roses, bells of Ireland, coffee berries, winter greenery, Gloriosa lilies, lights, and crystals was the original four-tiered wedding cake, created by Debbie Tolbert of Sugarbakers.