Definition of clivia in English:

clivia

noun

  • A southern African plant of the lily family, with dark green, straplike leaves and trumpet-shaped orange, red, or yellow flowers.

    Also called Kaffir lily
    • ‘‘She also saw clivias which she said was one of her favourites because of the orange flowers,’ said Mr Gill.’
    • ‘Star jasmine trained in a diamond pattern against the wall, yellow clivia, and dwarf abutilon in hanging baskets add interest lower down.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The base of the trees are planted with clivias, cannas, wild rhubarb, agapanthus, shrimp plants.’
    • ‘My clivia's leaves become spotted, discolored, turn brown and then die.’

Origin

Modern Latin, from Clive, the maiden name of Charlotte, Duchess of Northumberland (1787–1866).

Pronunciation

clivia

/ˈklivēə/