Lilaeopsis

noun
Lil·​ae·​op·​sis | \ ˌlilēˈäpsə̇s \

Definition of Lilaeopsis

in some classifications
: a small genus of perennial creeping aquatic or marsh herbs (family Umbelliferae) with the leaves obsolete and the petioles altered into hollow cylindrical or subulate septate phyllodia and with small umbels of minute white flowers

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History and Etymology for Lilaeopsis

New Latin, from Lilaea, genus of plants belonging to the family Juncaginaceae + -opsis

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“Lilaeopsis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lilaeopsis. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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