A plant of the iris family with bright orange-yellow trumpet-shaped flowers.
- Crocosmia × crocosmiflora, family Iridaceae.
- Drive around the country at this time of year, particularly in the south, and you're sure to spot the old-fashioned montbretia waving in swaths on banks and woven through hedgerows.
- All over the island there are great clumps of the brilliant orange montbretia.
Late 19th century: modern Latin, named after A. F. E. Coquebert de Montbret (1780–1801), French botanist.
For editors and proofreaders
Line breaks: mont|bre¦tia
Definition of montbretia in:
What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?
Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.