Definition of alstroemeria in English:

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alstroemeria

Pronunciation: /ˌalstrəˈmirēə/

noun

A South American plant with showy lilylike flowers, often cultivated as an ornamental.
Example sentences
  • Some of the best and most widely adapted annual cut flowers with the longest vase life include alstroemeria, aster, cosmos, snapdragon, sunflower, yarrow, and zinnia.
  • In the perennial gardens, the use of colorful and fragrant plants, including gladiolus, iris, tuberose and alstroemeria, is abundant.
  • Although I'll bet Dominic didn't choose the alstroemeria on its meaning, it's definitely similar to his life and personality.

Origin

Late 18th century: modern Latin, named after Klas von Alstroemer (1736–96), Swedish naturalist.

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Syllabification: al·stroe·me·ri·a

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