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trit•o•ma(ˈtrɪt ə mə)
n., pl. -mas.
any plant of the genus Kniphofia, of the lily family, native to Africa, esp. K. uvaria, having long, dense clusters of tubular red or yellow flowers.
[1880–85; < New Latin < Greek trítom(os) thrice-cut (tri- tri- + -tomos -tomous) + New Latin -a -a2]
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|Noun||1.||tritoma - 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
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