liriope [luh-rahy-uh-pee] ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. 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.

Origin of liriope New Latin (1790), probably Greek leíri(on) lily + -ōpē, feminine derivative of -ōpos having a face or eyes (of the kind specified); compare Latin Līriōpē (Ovid), a fountain nymphAlso called lilyturf. Examples from the Web for liriope Historical Examples of liriope

  • A favorite subject was the beautiful youth Narcissus, son of the river-god Cephisus and the nymph Liriope.

    With the World’s Great Travellers, Volume IV


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