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“Flower of Gloriosa superba. GLORIOSA. A genus of tuberous-rooted liliaceaous plants, with opposite or whorled leaves terminating in tendrils by which they climb, and with large and beautiful red or yellows flowers. There are three species, of tropical Asia and Africa, cultivated in greenhouses.” -Whitney, 1911


William Dwight Whitney The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language (New York, NY: The Century Co., 1911)


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