: a small genus of nearly woody herbs (family Berberidaceae) having pinnately compound leaves and flowers with eight sepals in two whorls and four petals that are mostly transformed into nectaries

Word History


New Latin, from Latin epimedion, an unknown plant, from Greek epimēdion, from epi- + mēdion, a species of Campanula

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“Epimedium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Epimedium. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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