Definition of clianthus in English:

clianthus

noun

  • An Australasian plant of the pea family, which bears drooping clusters of large scarlet flowers.

    Genus Clianthus, family Leguminosae

    Also called glory pea
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Modern Latin, apparently from Greek kleos, klei- ‘glory’ + anthos ‘flower’.

Pronunciation

clianthus

/klʌɪˈanθəs//klɪˈanθəs/