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(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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|Noun||1.||gloriosa - 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