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[New Latin Agapanthus, genus name : Greek agapē, love + Greek anthos, flower.]
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(Plants) a liliaceous plant, Agapanthus africanus, of southern Africa, having rounded clusters of blue or white funnel-shaped flowers. Also called: African lily
[C19: New Latin, from Greek agapē love + anthos flower]
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(ˌæg əˈpæn θəs)

n., pl. -thus•es.
any of several African plants of the genus Agapanthus, of the amaryllis family, having sword-shaped leaves and umbels of blue or white flowers.
[< New Latin (1789) < Greek agáp(ē) love + ánthos flower]
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Noun1.agapanthus - any of various plants of the genus Agapanthus having umbels of showy blue to purple flowersagapanthus - any of various plants of the genus Agapanthus having umbels of showy blue to purple flowers
liliaceous plant - plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
genus Agapanthus - small genus of South African evergreen or deciduous plants; sometimes placed in the family or subfamily Alliaceae
African lily, African tulip, Agapanthus africanus, blue African lily - African plant with bright green evergreen leaves and umbels of many usually deep violet-blue flowers
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Last year I planted lots of agapanthuses, but so far only a few have regrown.