Definition of strelitzia in English:

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Pronunciation: /strəˈlɪtsɪə/


A southern African plant of the genus Strelitzia (family Strelitziaceae), especially (in gardening) a bird of paradise flower.
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.
  • It's on days like these - when the plaster cast has come off, that I need to paint my monkeys next to the strelitzia flower.
  • The Consultant grew two or three strelitzias from seed about eight years ago, and very kindly gave me one.


Named after Charlotte of Mecklenburg- Strelitz (1744–1818), queen of George III.

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