from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of climbing plants with very showy lilylike blossoms, natives of India.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of tuberous-rooted liliaceous plants, with opposite or whorled leaves terminating in tendrils by which they climb, and with large and beautiful red or yellow flowers. There are three species, of tropical Asia and Africa, cultivated in greenhouses.

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

  • n. any plant of the genus Gloriosa of tropical Africa and Asia; a perennial herb climbing by means of tendrils at leaf tips having showy yellow to red or purple flowers; all parts are poisonous


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  • VILLUP.RAM: Cultivation of a medicinal plant termed gloriosa superba (kanvazhi kizhangu in Tamil) will be quite a rewarding proposition, according to P. David Raja Beula, Assistant Director of Horticulture Department, Thiruvennainallur.

    The Hindu - Front Page

  • Broad-leaved cannas, hostas, deep orange dahlias, fiery crocosmias and tender bulbs such as gloriosa will all add heat to the scene, while plants of architectural interest such as Fatsia japonica, palms, cordyline and phormium can all add to that tropical feel.


  • Tell her that their floral arrangements will be pink roses, hyacinth and gloriosa lilies.

    Deep Throat Diva

  • As he inserts them, he says the words newly assigned to each one: “Per sua sancta vulnera” at the first, “gloriosa” at the second, etc.

    Compendium of the 1955 Holy Week Revisions of Pius XII: Part 6.1 - Holy Saturday and the Blessing of the New Fire, Procession, Exultet, Prophecies

  • This one and O gloriosa femina or sometimes "O gloriosa domina" are sung to the same tune.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • O gloriosa Domina excelsa super sidera, qui te creavit provide, lactasti sacro ubere.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • A due secoli dalla sua beatificazione dei 1761, a oltre tre secoli dalla sua vita operosa e gloriosa, quelle proporzioni nei riguardi delle lotte e delle vittorie della S.

    Archive 2009-03-01

  • Manchicourt's mature style is reflected in such works as Ave virgo gloriosa and O intemerata, which are closer in style to the works of Gombert and Clemens non Papa, combining eloquent and finely wrought melodies with constantly varying imitative techniques.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • Gombert was not above occasional solmization puns as on the words ‘ut’ and ‘sol’ in O gloriosa Dei genitrix.

    Archive 2009-06-01

  • The rose-headed parakeet (Pyrrhura rhodocephala) and the Mérida flower-piercer (Diglossa gloriosa) live in the montane evergreen, elfin and secondary forests as well as in the páramos.

    Venezuelan Andes montane forests


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