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Josephines Lily Brunsvigia josephinae
2009-04-28 15:46:45

Brunsvigia josephinae or Josephine's Lily is often referred to as Candelabra lily and was named after Josephine de Beauharnais. Josephine de Beauharnais was Napolean's empress. This deciduos species is indigenous to South Africa and features dark pinkish red leaves measuring 12 - 15 inches in length. Blooming from bulbs in early Spring, it thrives best in moderately humid climates. Although...

Red empress
2007-03-28 20:40:19

Protomelas taeniolatus (often sold under various trade names: Haplochromis Red Empress, Red Empress or Spindle Hap) is a cichlid endemic to Lake Malawi in Eastern Africa. The fish is popular in the aquarium hobby due to the bright rainbow-like colors of adult males and its relatively peaceful temperament. Juvenile and female P. taeniolatus, like many Haplochromines, do not display bright...

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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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