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tritoma

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noun trit·o·ma \ˈtri-tə-mə\

Definition of tritoma

  1. :  any of a genus (Kniphofia) of African herbs of the lily family that are often grown for their spikes of showy red or yellow flowers



Origin of tritoma

New Latin, genus name, from Greek tritomos thrice cut, from tri- + temnein to cut; from their trimerous flowers — more at tome


First Known Use: 1804


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