Maianthemum

noun
Ma·​ian·​the·​mum | \ māˈ(y)an(t)thəməm, mīˈa- \

Definition of Maianthemum

: a genus of perennial herbs (family Liliaceae) having slender rhizomes and an erect stem bearing a few leaves and a terminal raceme of small white flowers — see false lily of the valley

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History and Etymology for Maianthemum

New Latin, from Latin maius May + New Latin -anthemum (month)

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“Maianthemum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Maianthemum. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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