A taxonomic genus within the family Amaryllidaceae — the clivias or kaffir lilies.
A taxonomic genus within the family Encyrtidae — certain parasitoid chalcid wasps.
Other Word Forms of Clivia
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).
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