Mus·​ca·​ri | \ ˌməˈskāˌrī\

Definition of Muscari

: a genus of Old World bulbous herbs (family Liliaceae) having narrow fleshy leaves and racemes or spikes of urn-shaped flowers with the lower portion of the perianth segments united — see grape hyacinth

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History and Etymology for Muscari

New Latin, from (assumed) obsolete New Greek moschari grape hyacinth, from Greek moschos musk

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