An·guil·lar·ia | \ ˌaŋgwəˈla(a)rēə \

Definition of Anguillaria 

: a small genus of herbs (family Melanthaceae) natives of Australia and Tasmania with sessile lilylike flowers

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First Known Use of Anguillaria

1794, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Anguillaria

New Latin, from Luigi Anguillara †1570 Italian botanist + New Latin -ia

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