Definition of clianthus in English:


Line breaks: cli¦an|thus
Pronunciation: /klʌɪˈanθəs
, klɪ-/


An Australasian plant of the pea family, which bears drooping clusters of large scarlet flowers. Also called glory pea.
  • Genus Clianthus, family Leguminosae
More example sentences
  • Your clianthus is infested with Carnation Tortrix caterpillars.
  • When A stands for abutilon, B for bougainvillea and C for clianthus, we must be in a conservatory where the temperature never falls below 45 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Clianthus formosus, the desert pea from Australia, is a spectacular shrub when in flower.


modern Latin, apparently from Greek kleos, klei- 'glory' + anthos 'flower'.

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