Asphodeline

noun
As·​pho·​del·​i·​ne | \ˌasfəˈdeləˌnē\

Definition of Asphodeline 

: a genus of asphodels native to the Mediterranean region that have usually yellow or white flowers in long bracted racemes

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

History and Etymology for Asphodeline

New Latin, from Greek asphodelinē, feminine of asphodelinos of asphodel, from asphodelos

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about Asphodeline

Share Asphodeline

Statistics for Asphodeline

Look-up Popularity

Comments on Asphodeline

What made you want to look up Asphodeline? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

noxious or harmful

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

A Thanksgiving Word Quiz

  • a-traditional-thanksgiving-dinner
  • November comes from a word for which of the following numbers?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!