Definition of Kaffir lily in English:

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Kaffir lily


Either of two South African plants with straplike leaves and stems bearing a number of red, pink, or orange flowers.
  • A plant with star-shaped flowers (Schizostylis coccinea, family Iridaceae). another term for clivia.
Example sentences
  • Try N. bowdenii, which produces clusters of pretty pink flowers, or the Schizostylis (Kaffir lily), an elegant South African plant with clumps of narrow, sword-shaped leaves and dainty flowers which are good for cutting.
  • These eye-catching kaffir lilies provide vertical interest and a late splash of colour when many summer flowers are coming to a close.
  • I've two long patches of kaffir lilies consisting of three varieties.

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Syllabification: Kaf·fir lil·y

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