Narthecium

noun Nar·the·ci·um \närˈthēs(h)ēəm\

Definition of Narthecium

  1. :  a genus of bog herbs (family Liliaceae) having linear leaves and greenish yellow flowers in racemes and with conspicuously bearded filaments — see bog asphodel

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Origin and Etymology of narthecium

New Latin, from Greek narthēkion asphodel, diminutive of narthēk-, narthēx giant fennel


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