Definition of clivia in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈklʌɪvɪə/


A southern African plant of the lily family, with dark green strap-like leaves and trumpet-shaped orange, red, or yellow flowers. Also called Kaffir lily.
  • Genus Clivia, family Liliaceae (or Amaryllidaceae).
Example sentences
  • It is planted with many varieties of Cape fynbos, cycads, huge strelitzias, beds of clivias, large arum lilies, proteas and trees such as yellowwood and cabbage.
  • My clivia's leaves become spotted, discolored, turn brown and then die.
  • The base of the trees are planted with clivias, cannas, wild rhubarb, agapanthus, shrimp plants.


Modern Latin, from Clive, the maiden name of Charlotte, Duchess of Northumberland (1787–1866).

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