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(Plants) any plant of the perennial southern African genus Kniphofia, some species of which are cultivated for their conical spikes of bright red or yellow drooping tubular flowers: family Liliaceae. Also called: red-hot poker
[named after J. H. Kniphof (1704–1763), German doctor and botanist]
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|Noun||1.||kniphofia - a plant of the genus Kniphofia having long grasslike leaves and tall scapes of red or yellow drooping flowers|
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Kniphofia - genus of showy clump-forming African herbs with grasslike leaves; sometimes placed in family Aloeaceae