noun An·ther·i·cum \anˈtherə̇kəm\

Definition of Anthericum

  1. :  a genus of mainly African plants (family Liliaceae) with rootstocks like tubers, narrow leaves, and racemes of small white flowers with a rotate perianth

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Origin and Etymology of anthericum

New Latin, from Greek antherikos asphodel; akin to Greek athēr beard of grain — more at atheroma

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feeling or affected by lethargy

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