noun Ly·thrum \ˈlīthrəm\

Definition of Lythrum

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Lythraceae) of herbs and subshrubs having purple or rose-pink flowers with 4 to 8 petals and a 2-celled capsule — see loosestrife 2

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Origin and Etymology of lythrum

New Latin, from Greek lythron gore; from the color of the flowers; akin to Latin lutum mud — more at pollute

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