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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a plant of the genus Kniphofia having long grasslike leaves and tall scapes of red or yellow drooping flowers.
  • n. plant of the Southwestern U. S. with fleshy roots and erect stems with narrow succulent leaves and one reddish-orange flower in each upper leaf axil. Its fleshy roots were once cooked by Indians.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name of species of Kniphofia (Tritoma), bulbous plants from the Cape of Good Hope. Also called red-hot-poker.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a plant of the genus Kniphofia having long grasslike leaves and tall scapes of red or yellow drooping flowers
  • n. plant with fleshy roots and erect stems with narrow succulent leaves and one reddish-orange flower in each upper leaf axil; southwestern United States; Indians once cooked the fleshy roots
  • n. plant with fleshy roots and erect stems with narrow succulent leaves and one reddish-orange flower in each upper leaf axil; southwestern United States; Indians once cooked the fleshy roots
  • n. a plant of the genus Kniphofia having long grasslike leaves and tall scapes of red or yellow drooping flowers
  • n. plant with fleshy roots and erect stems with narrow succulent leaves and one reddish-orange flower in each upper leaf axil; southwestern United States; Indians once cooked the fleshy roots
  • n. a plant of the genus Kniphofia having long grasslike leaves and tall scapes of red or yellow drooping flowers

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