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alstroemeria Line breaks: al¦stroe|me¦ria
Pronunciation: /ˌalstrəˈmɪərɪə/

Definition of alstroemeria in English:


A South American plant with showy lily-like flowers, cultivated as an ornamental.
  • Genus Alstroemeria, family Liliaceae: several species
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.


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

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