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See African lily.
[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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ag•a•pan•thus(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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|Noun||1.||agapanthus - 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
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