Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An ornamental African plant, Acidanthera bicolor (syn. Gladiolus callianthus), having fibrous corms, swordlike leaves, and large, fragrant white flowers with purple centers.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of about 20 African and Australian plants of the family Iridaceæ, intennediate between Gladiolus and Ixia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of the gladioli previously placed in the genus Acidanthera.

Etymologies

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

[New Latin : Greek akis, akid-, needle; see ak- in Indo-European roots + New Latin anthera; see anther.]

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From the genus name.

Examples

  • You can also plant summer bulbs such as onions, potatoes, lilies, liatris, acidanthera, gladiolus and montbretia.

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  • - Begin planting summer bulbs such as caladiums, gladiolus and acidanthera at two-week intervals.

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  • Flowers such as, Cosmos 'Purity' and dill flowers for decor, table centres of potted acidanthera, and a bouquet of roses, alchemilla and sweet peas.

    Thrifty Mommy

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