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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William Wilkins' 1994 oil on canvas Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, a purchase by the Derek Williams Trust, represents this artist's distinctive pointillist style in which an image is formed in the eye of the viewer by contrasting arrangements of dabs of colour paint which, applied systematically, create an intense effect of light.
| GLORY Lily (Gloriosa superba) THESE beautiful summerflowering climbers, produce red flowers with yellow tips, inset right, but their beauty belies their toxicity and every part of the plant - particularly the corm - is poisonous.
| GLORY Lily (Gloriosa superba) THESE beautiful summerflowering climbers, produce red w flowers with yellow tips, inset right, but their beauty belies their toxicity and every part of the plant - particularly the corm - is poisonous.
| GLORY Lily (Gloriosa superba) THESE beautiful summer- flowering climbers, produce red flowers with yellow tips, inset right, but their beauty belies their toxicity and every part of the plant - particularly the corm - is poisonous.
While working on her second arrangement she used some gloriosa lilies which were a beautiful shade of red.
Prometi escrever-te logo que o vapor se puzesse em marcha, para te dizer, com os olhos abertos para a policromia gloriosa da nossa linda terra, as impressoes da partida (...)
He painted it in 1516 for Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari Church in Venice.
Background: Gloriosa superba L (glory lily, Colchicaceae) contains colchicine, and related alkaloids such as 3-O-demethylcolchicine and its glycoside colchicoside.
Surprisingly, evergreen Yucca gloriosa belongs to the lily family.