Definition of Kaffir lily in US English:

Kaffir lily


  • Either of two South African plants with straplike leaves and stems bearing a number of red, pink, or orange flowers.

    another term for clivia

    a plant with star-shaped flowers (Schizostylis coccinea, family Iridaceae)

    • ‘These eye-catching kaffir lilies provide vertical interest and a late splash of colour when many summer flowers are coming to a close.’
    • ‘Try N. bowdenii, which produces clusters of pretty pink flowers, or the Schizostylis (Kaffir lily), an elegant South African plant with clumps of narrow, sword-shaped leaves and dainty flowers which are good for cutting.’
    • ‘I've two long patches of kaffir lilies consisting of three varieties.’