red-hot poker
noun Date: 1884 a south African herb (Kniphofia uvaria) of the lily family having long linear leaves and tall spikes of bright red, orange-red, or yellow flowers

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  • red hot poker — uoginė knipofija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Plėnūninių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Kniphofia uvaria), paplitęs pietų Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Kniphofia uvaria angl. common torch lily; pokerplant; red hot poker; red hot poker;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • red-hot-poker — uoginė knipofija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Plėnūninių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Kniphofia uvaria), paplitęs pietų Afrikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Kniphofia uvaria angl. common torch lily; pokerplant; red hot poker; red hot poker;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • red hot poker — knipofija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Plėnūninių (Asphodelaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Kniphofia). atitikmenys: lot. Kniphofia angl. red hot poker; torch lily vok. Fackellilie; Tritonie rus. книпхофия; книфофия; тритома lenk. kniphofia; …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • red-hot poker — /rɛd hɒt ˈpoʊkə/ (say red hot pohkuh) noun any plant of the genus Kniphofia, frequently cultivated handsome perennial herbs from southern and eastern Africa, with rosettes of long leaves and tall erect spikes of colourful flowers …   Australian English dictionary

  • red-hot poker — noun widely cultivated hybrid poker plant • Syn: ↑Kniphofia praecox • Hypernyms: ↑poker plant, ↑Kniphofia uvaria …   Useful english dictionary

  • red-hot poker — tritoma. [1885 90; so called from the fiery red blossoms at the end of the flower spike] * * * …   Universalium

  • red-hot poker — noun a South African plant with tall erect spikes of tubular flowers, the upper ones of which are red and the lower ones yellow. [Kniphofia uvaria.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • Red Hot Poker Tour — The Red Hot Poker Tour hosts poker tournaments with no entry fees in Canadian bars and pubs. Every night of the week players can compete to accumulate points which they use to qualify for the end of season Tournament of Champions. Twice in the… …   Wikipedia

  • red-hot — adj 1.) a) metal or rock that is red hot is so hot that it shines red ▪ The poker glowed red hot in the fire. b) informal very hot ▪ Be careful with those plates they re red hot. 2.) informal extremely active, exciting, or interesting ▪ a re …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • red-hot — adjective 1 metal that is red hot is so hot that it shines red: The poker glowed red hot in the fire. 2 informal very hot: Be careful with those plates they re red hot. 3 informal extremely active or exciting: a red hot news story | red hot… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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