noun Leu·co·jum \lüˈkōjəm\

Definition of Leucojum

  1. :  a genus of bulbous herbs (family Amaryllidaceae) that are native to the Old World, are widely cultivated for their early spring bloom, and have a regular perianth with equal segments and stamens with long filaments — see snowflake

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Origin and Etymology of leucojum

New Latin, from Greek leukoïon stock (Matthiola incana), from leuk- leuc- + ion violet — more at violet

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