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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1794, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Anguillaria was in 1794

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“Anguillaria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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