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A plant of a genus that includes montbretia.
- ‘It helped me remember things like where my bulbs were, how many hostas I'd planted and which varieties of crocosmias went where.’
- ‘When other flowers are dying off, crocosmias add a splash of vivid colour.’
- ‘The plant fair will be held between 10 am and 4pm on Sunday and will include specialist collections of astillbus, crocosmias, alpines, rock garden plants, ferns and shrubs and unusual hardy perennials.’
- ‘Fastening tall plants, such as crocosmia or delphinium, to stakes has never been an easy task.’
- ‘Bulbs that have their own protective tunics, such as gladioli and crocosmias, can be stored in baskets, boxes, or mesh bags.’
Modern Latin, from Greek krokos ‘saffron’.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.