Definition of Climbing lily

1. Noun. Any plant of the genus Gloriosa of tropical Africa and Asia; a perennial herb climbing by means of tendrils at leaf tips having showy yellow to red or purple flowers; all parts are poisonous.

Exact synonyms: Creeping Lily, Gloriosa, Gloriosa Superba, Glory Lily
Group relationships: Genus Gloriosa
Generic synonyms: Poisonous Plant

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Climbing Lily

climbing bird's nest fern
climbing bittersweet
climbing bolt
climbing boneset
climbing corydalis
climbing fern
climbing fibres
climbing frame
climbing frames
climbing fumitory
climbing hemp-vine
climbing hempweed
climbing hydrangea
climbing iron
climbing lily (current term)
climbing maidenhair
climbing maidenhair fern
climbing nightshade
climbing nightshades
climbing onion
climbing perch
climbing salamander
climbing the walls
climbing wall
climbs the walls

Literary usage of Climbing lily

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Bulbs and Tuberous-rooted Plants: Their History, Description, Methods of by Charles Linnaeus Allen (1905)
"climbing lily. This bulb has but a slight claim to the name of lily, other than its alliance, and the term climbing is somewhat strained. ..."

2. Missouri Botanical Garden Bulletin by Missouri botanical garden (1913)
"In the center of the house is an interesting climbing lily (Gloriose Rothschildianum) with scarlet flowers, as well as an imported cherry tree in fruit, ..."

3. Cultivated Plants: Their Propagation and Improvement by Frederick William Thomas Burbridge (1877)
"The cross alluded to above between the climbing Lily-like Gloriosa and Z. lancifolium is highly interesting, and we hope our American friends will let us ..."

4. Two Happy Years in Ceylon by Constance Frederica Gordon Cumming (1892)
"... a very peculiar climbing lily of a gorgeous scarlet and orange. Sad to say, on the many thousand palms which clothe the shore from Bentota to Kalutara ..."

5. A Visit to Ceylon by Ernst Heinrich Philipp August Haeckel (1883)
"I saw the magnificent Gloriosa superba, the poisonous climbing lily of Ceylon, with its golden-red crown; the thorny Hibiscus radiatus, ..."

6. Edinburgh New Philosophical Journal, Exhibiting a View of the Progressive by Robert Jameson, Sir William Jardine, Henry D Rogers (1864)
"Only the other day 1 found a splendid climbing lily ; it is a true turn-cap lily, and will form a grand show upon the rafters of any stove. IV. ..."

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