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Meaning of "chincherinchee" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD CHINCHERINCHEE

Of unknown origin.
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PRONUNCIATION OF CHINCHERINCHEE

chincherinchee  [ˌtʃɪntʃərɪnˈtʃiː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF CHINCHERINCHEE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Chincherinchee is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES CHINCHERINCHEE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

chincherinchee

Ornithogalum thyrsoides

Ornithogalum thyrsoides is a plant species that is endemic to the Cape Province in South Africa. It is also known by the common names of chinkerinchee or chincherinchee, star-of-Bethlehem or wonder-flower.

Definition of chincherinchee in the English dictionary

The definition of chincherinchee in the dictionary is a bulbous South African liliaceous plant, Ornithogalum thyrsoides, having long spikes of white or yellow long-lasting flowers.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH CHINCHERINCHEE


bocce
ˈbɒtʃiː
chee-chee
ˈtʃiːˌtʃiː
chinkerinchee
ˈtʃɪŋkəˌrɪntʃiː
culchie
ˈkʌltʃiː
debauchee
ˌdɛbɔːˈtʃiː
elchee
ˈɛltʃiː
geechee
ˈɡiːtʃiː
kimchi
ˈkɪmtʃiː
Kochi
kəʊˈtʃiː
lichee
ˌlaɪˈtʃiː
lichi
ˌlaɪˈtʃiː
litchi
ˌlaɪˈtʃiː
lychee
ˌlaɪˈtʃiː
mirchi
miːrˈtʃiː
Penchi
ˈpɛnˈtʃiː
Penki
ˈpɛnˈtʃiː
qi
tʃiː
shchi
ʃtʃiː
vouchee
vaʊˈtʃiː
Wu-lu-mu-ch´i
ˈwuːˈluːˈmuːˈtʃiː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE CHINCHERINCHEE

chinampa
Chinan
Chinatown
chinaware
chinbone
chincapin
chinch
chinch bug
chinchilla
chinchy
chincough
Chindia
Chindit
Chindonesia
Chindwin
chine

WORDS THAT END LIKE CHINCHERINCHEE

banshee
buckshee
Chukchee
coachee
couchee
ditrochee
fourchee
garnishee
ghee
hee-hee
Manichee
prithee
Rhee
rushee
spahee
tee-hee
thee
towhee
trochee
whee

Synonyms and antonyms of chincherinchee in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «chincherinchee» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF CHINCHERINCHEE

Find out the translation of chincherinchee to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of chincherinchee from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «chincherinchee» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

chincherinchee
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Chincherinchee
570 millions of speakers

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chincherinchee
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

chincherinchee
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

chincherinchee
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

chincherinchee
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Chincherinchee
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

chincherinchee
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

chincherinchee
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Chincherinchee
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

chincherinchee
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

chincherinchee
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

chincherinchee
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Chincherinchee
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

chincherinchee
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

chincherinchee
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चिन्चरिनाची
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

chincherinchee
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Chincherinchee
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

chincherinchee
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

chincherinchee
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

chincherinchee
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

chincherinchee
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

chincherinchee
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

chincherinchee
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

chincherinchee
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of chincherinchee

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «CHINCHERINCHEE»

The term «chincherinchee» is used very little and occupies the 180.342 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «CHINCHERINCHEE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «chincherinchee» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «chincherinchee» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about chincherinchee

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «CHINCHERINCHEE»

Discover the use of chincherinchee in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to chincherinchee and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The South African what Flower is That?
Water well, but plant in well-drained soil. OROTHAMNUS Proteaceae A genus with one species only, Orothamnus zeyheri Orothamnus zeyheri South-western Cape O. thyrsoides South-western Cape Chincherinchee or Tjienkerientjee Height ...
Kristo Pienaar, 2000
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Down to Earth: Garden Plants & Flowers
Ornithogalum thyrsoides x hybrids Chincherinchee, Tjienkerientiee -*£ o/» Size: 0,5 m Growth habit: This bulb is indigenous to the southwestern Cape and grows in winter. It is dormant during summer. Many star-shaped, creamy-white flowers ...
Keith Kirsten, 2003
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Cutting Gardens
ORNITHOGALUM STAR-OF-BETHLEHEM, CHINCHERINCHEE 0. arabicum, 0. tbyrsoides, 0. umbellatum DESCRIPTION: Bulb. White, star-shaped flowers. Two l '/2-ft. types bloom in early summer: 0. arabicum (Arabian starflower), with flat ...
Anne Moyer Halpin, 1993
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Reports of the Chief Veterinary Surgeon and the Assistant ...
I CHINCHERINCHEE POISONING. Veterinary Surgeon Paine reports as follows : — As the experiments conducted with green leaves of the Ornilhogalum thryaoides or Chincherinchee have never yet been published 1 am reporting details ...
Cape of Good Hope (Colony). Dept. of Agriculture, 1899
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CRC World Dictionary of Plant Nmaes: Common Names, ...
English: chincherinchee, giant chincherinchee, giant chinkerinchee, Transvaal chinkerinchee South Africa: tjienkerientjiee, Transvaalse tjienkerientjiee O. suaveolens Jacq. {Ornithogalum breviscapum Leighton; Ornithogalum roodiae Phi 11.) ...
Umberto Quattrocchi, 1999
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Field Guide to Fynbos
FLORAL BRACTS RELATIVELY LARGE AND BOAT-SHAPED; FLOWERS MEDIUM-SIZED TO LARGE O Ornithogalum strictum | j 1 f | M | a | M | > | > | a Chincherinchee Bulbous perennial, 20-80 cm, with soft, whitish outer bulb tunics, and ...
John Manning, 2007
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Pest Lepidoptera of Europe: With Special Reference to the ...
92. Epichoristodes acerbella (Walker) South African Carnation synonym: ionephala (Meyrick) Tortrix Hostplants. Diantluts (Carnation), Ornithogalum ( Chincherinchee). Gladiolus. Damage. This important pest of carnations from South and East ...
David J. Carter, 1984
8
Flower Breeding and Genetics: Issues, Challenges and ...
Biolostic transformation of chincherinchee (Ornithogalum) and regeneration of transgenic plants. Physiologia-Plantarum 109: 450—455. Vosa, C.G., (1997). Heterochromatin and ecological adaptation in Southern African Ornithogalum ...
Neil Owen Anderson, 2007
9
Herbaceous Perennial Plants: A Treatise on their ...
-thyrsoides (thur-soi' deez) Chincherinchee 12-15"/12" Summer White South Africa Zones 8-10 Like O. arabicum, chincherinchee is known.
Allan M. Armitage, 2008
10
Taylor's Guide to Bulbs: How to Select and Grow 480 Species ...
Giant Chincherinchee. A 2- to 3-foot-tall species from southern Africa. From late winter to early spring bears rounded racemes of cup-shaped V to i-inch-wide white or creamy white flowers. Zones 7 or 8 to 10. O. thyrsoides o. thyr-SOY-dee2 .
Barbara W. Ellis, 2001

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «CHINCHERINCHEE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term chincherinchee is used in the context of the following news items.
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Gardening: 'Burst of colour and texture this summer'
One of the common names for this bulb is chincherinchee which comes from the African word for sound. The dried seed pods of the plant ... «Limerick Leader, Jun 15»
2
What to do in your garden this April
Try indigenous varieties like tritonia, lachenalia, ixias, sparaxis, babianas, watsonias and chincherinchee and exotics like ranunculus, ... «Women24, Apr 15»
3
Humans of Warrington: Florist Karen
"He's been here for more than 20 years now and goes back to pick chincherinchee and gladioli fresh from his brother's field. "They're massive ... «Warrington Guardian, Feb 15»
4
Plant a picking garden
Some of the longest-lasting cut flowers come from this group, including calla lilies, liliums and chincherinchee (Ornithogalum thyrsoides). «Stuff.co.nz, Sep 14»
5
St. Bonaventure professor takes first at national spelling bee
One by one, Dr. Matz's competitors thinned out as they mispelled words like “chincherinchee,” “wulfenite” or “commissural” during the next two ... «Olean Times Herald, Jul 14»
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Summer bulbs: Expand your repertoire beyond dahlias and gladiolas
With starry white flowers, chincherinchee, Ornithogalum thyropoides, is a South African cousin to the weedy and hardy Star of Bethlehem that ... «The Denver Post, May 14»
7
Spring into action with colourful bulbs
... lachenalia, bush lily (Velheimia bracteata), wild tulip (Homeria elegans), chincherinchee (Ornithogalum thyrsoides) and Gladiolus tristis. «Independent Online, Apr 14»
8
Give your home interiors a romantic feel inspired by Valentine's Day
For a more sophisticated look, ask your florist for chincherinchee – a stunning white-flowered stem that can hold its own in a tall thin glass vase. «Metro, Feb 14»
9
Pippa Middleton: it's bliss to be up early for a flower market
... a mist, Golden Shower orchids, pots of mind-your-own-business, 'Casa Blanca' lilies and chincherinchee (also known as star of Bethlehem). «Telegraph.co.uk, Sep 13»
10
Time to plant those colourful spring bulbs
Hybridised indigenous bulb cultivars of freesia, ixia, babiana, sparaxis, tritonia, chincherinchee (Ornithogalum thyrsoides) and Cape cowslip ... «Independent Online, Apr 12»

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