any plant of the tuberous perennial liliaceous genus Alstroemeria, originally S American, grown for their brightly coloured orchid-like flowers Also called Peruvian lily
In alstroemeria, as represented in fig. 18, the axis a1 ends in a flower (cut off in the figure) and bears a leaf.
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- Alt bit
alt bit /awlt bit/ alternate bit. See meta bit. [Jargon File]
. in alt, in the first octave above the treble staff. variant of before a vowel: altazimuth. . . . . either of two keys on a PC keyboard that is held down while pressing another key, as to perform a specific operation or type a special character. Contemporary Examples Both present alt cert in […]
- Alt key
either of two keys on a PC keyboard that is held down while pressing another key, as to perform a specific operation or type a special character.
noun a genre of rock music regarded by its practitioners and fans as being outside the mainstream noun alternative rock; rock music that is somewhat different than mainstream genres Examples Indie rock is considered alt-rock. Usage Note music