from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as glorypea. See Clianthus.
  • noun A plant of Chilean origin, Eccremocarpus scaber, with racemes of orange-colored flowers and twice-pinnate leaves, at the end of which there are branching tendrils by which it climbs.


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  • His heart gave a great bound against his ribs as though pricked by a fire-tipped arrow, -- something swift and ardent stirred in his blood like the flowing of quicksilver, .. the picture of the dusky-eyed, witchingly beautiful woman he had seen that morning in her gold-adorned ship, seemed to float between him and the light, -- her face shone out like a growing glory-flower in the tangled wilderness of his thoughts, and his lips trembled a little as he replied:

    Ardath Marie Corelli 1889


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