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