tritoma
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Greek tritomos thrice cut, from tri- + temnein to cut; from their trimerous flowers — more at tome Date: 1804 any of a genus (Kniphofia) of African herbs of the lily family that are often grown for their spikes of showy red or yellow flowers

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  • tritoma — [tʀitɔma] n. m. ÉTYM. 1846, Bescherelle; de tri , et grec tomê « section ». ❖ ♦ Bot. Plante monocotylédone (Liliacées) vivace, d Afrique du Sud, à feuilles plissées présentant trois angles, dont une espèce ornementale (Tritoma uvaria) est appelée …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Tritŏma — Tritŏma, 1) T. Geoffr.; so v.w. Pfifferkäfer; 2) T. Thunb., so v.w. Cistela Fabr.; 3) T. Fabr.; so v.w. Dreischnittkäfer …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Tritōma — Ker. (Kniphofia Mönch.), Gattung der Liliazeen, Pflanzen mit kurzem Rhizom, langen, schmalen, festen Grundblättern, endständigem, aufrechtem, einfachem Schaft mit zahlreichen herabgebogenen, zylindrischen Blüten in ansehnlicher Ähre. 16 Arten im… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • tritoma — [trit′ə mə] n. [ModL < Gr tritomos, cut three times < tri ,THREE + tomos, cut off: see TOME] any of a genus (Kniphofia) of African plants of the lily family, with dense spikes of red to yellow tubular flowers in the autumn …   English World dictionary

  • Tritoma — ? Книфофия Книфофия трёхгранная (Kniphofia triangularis) Научная классификация Царство: Растения Отдел: Покрытосемен …   Википедия

  • tritoma — /trit euh meuh/, n. any of various plants belonging to the genus Kniphofia, of the lily family, native to Africa, esp. K. uvaria, having long, dense clusters of tubular red or yellow flowers. Also called poker plant, red hot poker, torch lily.… …   Universalium

  • tritoma — trit·o·ma …   English syllables

  • tritoma — trit•o•ma [[t]ˈtrɪt ə mə[/t]] n. pl. mas pln any plant of the genus Kniphofia, of the lily family, native to Africa, esp. K. uvaria, having long, dense clusters of tubular red or yellow flowers • Etymology: 1880–85; < NL < Gk trítom(os)… …   From formal English to slang

  • tritoma — noun a plant of the genus Kniphofia having long grasslike leaves and tall scapes of red or yellow drooping flowers • Syn: ↑kniphofia, ↑flame flower, ↑flame flower, ↑flameflower • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tritoma uvaria — Le tritome à longues grappes (Tritoma uvaria) fut la première espèce cultivée en Europe. C est le kniphofia de nos jardins, si caractéristique avec ses fleurs réunies en grappes denses au sommet de hampes sans feuilles. On en connaît environ… …   Wikipédia en Français

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