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A South American plant with showy lilylike flowers, often cultivated as an ornamental.
- ‘Some of the best and most widely adapted annual cut flowers with the longest vase life include alstroemeria, aster, cosmos, snapdragon, sunflower, yarrow, and zinnia.’
- ‘In the perennial gardens, the use of colorful and fragrant plants, including gladiolus, iris, tuberose and alstroemeria, is abundant.’
- ‘Another flower, alstroemeria, responds to having its stubble burned.’
- ‘White and speckled alstroemeria flowers and tapered reed stems combine with cat's eye marbles in a glass vase.’
- ‘Although I'll bet Dominic didn't choose the alstroemeria on its meaning, it's definitely similar to his life and personality.’
Late 18th century: modern Latin, named after Klas von Alstroemer (1736–96), Swedish naturalist.
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