liriope
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Liriope, a nymph in Roman mythology Date: 1946 any of a genus (Liriope) of stemless Asian herbs of the lily family that are widely cultivated as ground cover for their grasslike leaves and small white, blue, or violet flowers

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  • Liriope — has two distinct meanings:*Liriope in mythology was the mother of Narcissus, by the river god Cephissus, according to Ovid s Metamorphoses . * Liriope (lilyturf) is a genus of plants in the lily family. Just as the Narcissus (daffodil) was named… …   Wikipedia

  • Liríope — tiene dos significados distintos: En la mitología griega y romana, era una ninfa de Tespia, madre de Narciso según la Metamorfosis de Ovidio. Liríope fue seducida por el dios del río Céfiso, que la atrapó con sus corrientes y tuvieron un hijo,… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Liriope — ist in der griechischen Mythologie die Nymphe Leiriope die Bezeichnung für die Pflanzengattung Liriope (Gattung) die Bezeichnung für den Asteroiden (414) Liriope Diese Seite ist eine Begriffsklärung zur Unterscheid …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • LIRIOPE — nympha marina, Occani et Tethyos filia, ex qua Cephisus amnis Narcissum puerum formosissimum suscepit. Ovid. Met. l. 3. v. 341. et seqq. Prima fide vocisque ratae tentaminae sumpsit Caerula Liriope; quam quondam flumine curue Implicuit,… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale

  • Liriope — LIRIŎPE, es, (⇒ Tab. III.) des Oceans und der Tethys Tochter, wurde von dem Cephisus zu seinem Willen gezwungen, und erzeugete mit ihm den Narcissus. Ovid. Met. III. v. 342. & ad eum Cnipping. l. c …   Gründliches mythologisches Lexikon

  • Liriope —   Liriope …   Wikipedia Español

  • liriope — li·rì·o·pe s.f. 1. TS bot. pianta del genere Liriope, con piccoli fiori di colore blu scuro o violetto e semi bacchiformi | con iniz. maiusc., genere della famiglia delle Liliacee, cui appartiene la sola specie Liriope graminifolia, originaria… …   Dizionario italiano

  • Liriope — noun sometimes placed in family Convallariaceae: lilyturf • Syn: ↑genus Liriope • Hypernyms: ↑liliid monocot genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Liliaceae, ↑family Liliaceae, ↑lily fami …   Useful english dictionary

  • liriope — /leuh ruy euh pee/, n. any of several plants belonging to the genus Liriope, of the lily family, having tufted, grasslike leaves and clusters of small bluish or white flowers. Also called lilyturf. [ < NL (1790), prob. < Gk leíri(on) LILY + ope,… …   Universalium

  • Liriope — Dans la mythologie grecque, Liriope est une nymphe. Elle passe pour la mère de Narcisse par Céphise selon Ovide[1]. Notes ↑ Métamorphoses [détail des éditions] [ …   Wikipédia en Français

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