: 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

Word History


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

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“Muscari.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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