Isot·​ria | \ īˈsä‧trēə \

Definition of Isotria

: a small genus of terrestrial orchids of eastern North America that are sometimes included in Pogonia and that have a nearly terminal whorl of leaves and a usually solitary greenish yellow flower with long linear sepal — see whorled pogonia

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History and Etymology for Isotria

New Latin, from is- + Greek tria three, neuter of treis three

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“Isotria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

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