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.
Group relationships: Genus Gloriosa
Generic synonyms: Poisonous Plant
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Climbing Lily
Literary usage of Climbing lily
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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. ..."