Clivia meaning

klĭvē-ə, klīvē-ə
Any of various plants in the genus Clivia, native to southern Africa and widely cultivated as ornamentals for their cluster of reddish-orange or yellow flowers borne on a long stalk.
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Any of a genus (Clivia) of South African evergreen plants of the lily family, having orange-to-scarlet, lilylike flowers that bloom in early spring.
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(botany) Any plant of the genus Clivia, native to southern Africa.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Amaryllidaceae — the clivias or kaffir lilies.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Encyrtidae — certain parasitoid chalcid wasps.
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Origin of clivia

  • After Lady Charlotte Florentia Clive (1787–1866), Duchess of Northumberland, in whose conservatory the first specimen of the genus to flower in England was grown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Named by botanist John Lindley (1799-1865) after Charlotte Florentina Clive (died 1866).

    From Wiktionary