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ac·i·dan·the·ra

 (ăs′ĭ-dăn′thər-ə)
n.
An ornamental African plant, Acidanthera bicolor (syn. Gladiolus callianthus), having fibrous corms, swordlike leaves, and large, fragrant white flowers with purple centers. Also called peacock orchid.

[New Latin : Greek akis, akid-, needle; see ak- in Indo-European roots + New Latin anthera; see anther.]

acidanthera

(ˌæsɪˈdænθərə)
n
(Plants) any plant of the African cormous genus Acidanthera, cultivated for its graceful tubular white and red or white and purple flowers, often scented: family Iridaceae
[from Greek akis point + New Latin anthera anther, from the shape of the anthers]
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