flame flower

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n flame flower plant with fleshy roots and erect stems with narrow succulent leaves and one reddish-orange flower in each upper leaf axil; southwestern United States; Indians once cooked the fleshy roots
    • n flame flower a plant of the genus Kniphofia having long grasslike leaves and tall scapes of red or yellow drooping flowers
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Usage

In literature:

On the carefully kept lawn, little red flowers bloomed, their black beds expanding as the flaming blossoms grew.
"The Best Made Plans" by Everett B. Cole
The flowers burned on their tall stalks like yellow tongues of flame.
"Americans All" by Various
There is a hedge of pomegranate, with its flame-like flowers, which seem to be filled with light.
"Life at Puget Sound: With Sketches of Travel in Washington Territory, British Columbia, Oregon and California" by Caroline C. Leighton
His nature had developed like a flower, had borne blossoms of scarlet flame.
"The Picture of Dorian Gray" by Oscar Wilde
In "The Flame Flower" (Dent) we find a side-splitting volume, illustrated with 100 drawings by the author.
"Children's Books and Their Illustrators" by Gleeson White
These flowers blossom before the leaves appear, and when the tree is in full bloom it looks like a veritable flame in the forest.
"The Heart of Nature" by Francis Younghusband
I'll just turn this bunch of flowers into flame.
"Joe Strong on the Trapeze" by Vance Barnum
Here she would open her female flower like a flame, in this dimness that was more passionate than light.
"The Rainbow" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
The flames from the stove and from the oil-lamps were blooming like hell-flowers everywhere.
"In a Little Town" by Rupert Hughes
Exactly as though he were going to pick a flower, with curved hand outstretched Tony tried to capture and hold one of the dancing flames.
"Jan and Her Job" by L. Allen Harker
For me she had become fire and dew, flame of the sun, and flower of the hill.
"The Kempton-Wace Letters" by Jack London
The near foreground is a finely brushed lawn that, here and there, has burst into flame-red flowers.
"Seeds of Pine" by Janey Canuck
Men and women walked its smooth fields, among the flaming scarlet flowers.
"The Golden Amazons of Venus" by John Murray Reynolds
In time I became Prince of the Garden: no one knew my age, and I grew no older; yet my Flame-Flower knew when I intended to die.
"The Last Generation" by James Elroy Flecker
The ravines flamed with flowers of every size and every hue.
"With the World's Great Travellers, Volume 2" by Various
The little flames had opened now into great flame-flowers.
"The Strand Magazine, Vol. 27, No. 161, May 1904" by Various
Purple asters grew along the grass-plots, and other brilliant autumn flowers were flaming there.
"The Quest" by Frederik van Eeden
Beneath his living lips she had breathed her last, dying like a fading flower, scorched by the flame of his love!
"The Dreamer of Dreams" by Marie, Queen of Roumania
Either you will reveal the secret of the Atomic Ray immediately or I shall have you immersed in the juice of the flame flowers.
"The Revolt of the Star Men" by Raymond Gallun
The loves of yesterday are like these faded flowers, fit only to be cast into the flames.
"In Honour Bound" by Sydney Grundy
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In poetry:

Wert thou the flower, the leaf, the cloud,
The ray of a transcendent sun!
Casting thy splendour in my deeps,
And flaming grandly on and on.
"Aspirations" by Mathilde Blind
She is fairer than flowers of love;
She is fiercer than wind-driven flame;
And God from His thunders above
Hath smitten the soul of her shame.
"Australia Vindex" by Henry Kendall
Arising from her jewelled bower,
Dawn steps from out the flaming sky,
And in her hand are hopes that flower,
And at her feet the hours that die.
"For Windows" by Dollie Radford
See the proud tulip's flaunting cup,
That flames in glory for an hour,--
Behold it withering,--then look up,--
How meek the forest monarch's flower!
"Spring Has Come" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
One said: "I have seen, from cliffs of doom,
The seven hells flame up in flower
Like a million upas trees that tower,
Massing their realms of poisonous bloom.
"Dialogue" by Clark Ashton Smith
Frantic, she snatched the ragged blossom,
Kissed it then with a wild, fierce kiss,
Pressed spine and flame into her bosom,
Crying, "The flower! our love is this!"
"The Flower Of Flame" by Robert Nichols

In news:

Gazania 'Kiss Frosty White Flame' (pictured) and 'Kiss Frosty Flame Mix' by Syngenta Flowers Kiss gazanias from Goldsmith Seeds have attractive silvery foliage and love the heat.
The Catey family gas up in flames people repoted to me that were working next door at the flower grinder coffee shop smelled gasoline just before the fire started.
In addition to space tolerance, evergreen Nandinas offer small white flower batches in summer, red or white berries in fall and winter, and, depending on type, delicate leaves that may turn yellow, orange or flame red in winter.
The 'Flame Symbol' chrysanthemum flower.
According to the Greeley Tribun, Zachary Flowers told police Pachokas spat the flaming fluid 20 to 25 times and the flames came close to his head.
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