Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of amaryllidaceous plants, natives of South America and Mexico.

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  • noun large genus of tropical American vines having showy often spotted umbellate flowers; sometimes placed in family Liliaceae especially subfamily Alstroemeriaceae

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Examples

  • People who are sensitive to alstroemeria often have an allergic reaction to other plants, particularly the climbing plant bomarea; dioscorea hispida (intoxicating yam); erythronium

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