corn lily definition

  • noun:
    • some of various bulbous natural herbs of this genus Ixia indigenous to southern Africa and commonly cultivated as an ornamental, having grasslike leaves and showy groups of variously colored plants.
    • any one of a few South African plants of genus Ixia having grasslike leaves and clusters of showy variously colored lily-like blossoms; extensively cultivated
    • some of numerous bulbous herbs regarding the genus Ixia native to southern Africa and widely cultivated as an ornamental, having grasslike leaves and showy groups of variously colored blossoms.
    • any of a few South African plants associated with the genus Ixia having grasslike leaves and clusters of showy variously colored lily-like flowers; extensively cultivated

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