Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several Asiatic plants of the genus Eremurus in the lily family, having a tall cluster of colorful bell-shaped flowers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of plants of the family Litiaceæ.

Etymologies

New Latin Erēmūrus, genus name : Greek erēmos, solitary + Greek ourā, tail; see ors- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Tulips, alliums, fritillaria and eremurus go to ground after they have flowered with good reason – because they come from areas of the world that have short wet periods followed by months of drought and searing heat.

    Light up your garden with bulbs

  • It was pure luck to get the verbena butterfly shot, I was trying to take pictures of the eremurus nearby and just turned around, the camera was already on.

    I Thoughteth They Were Flowers « Fairegarden

  • Veronica ‘Georgia Blue’ groundcover, nigella foliage in left corner, spiky foliage of eremurus showing.

    Blue In The Garden-Part Three « Fairegarden

  • Now there bloomed hollyhocks and the blushing amber eremurus, more brilliant than the lupin, yellow below and rising to a red color at its tip like a flaming candle.

    Call Of The Heart

  • If an eremurus appears too soon above ground, it is well just to cover it over with loose litter of some sort, so that it may not be nipped by spring frosts; and one experienced grower has said that it answers to lift them after blossoming, and to keep them out of the ground for a few weeks, so that they may be sufficiently retarded.

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 829, November 21, 1891

  • Then I remembered that this eremurus is native to the Pamir and Tien Shan mountains in central Asia, where the winters are terribly harsh.

    Telegraph.co.uk: news, business, sport, the Daily Telegraph newspaper, Sunday Telegraph

  • Foxtail lilies (eremurus), which come in a range of colours, produce tall bottlebrushes of flowers in midsummer, growing from one to two metres.

    icNewcastle

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