noun Nema·sty·lis \ˌneməˈstīlə̇s\

Definition of Nemastylis

  1. :  a genus of bulbous perennial herbs (family Iridaceae) that are characterized by terete stems, few plicate leaves, few-flowered spathes, and threadlike style branches

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Origin and Etymology of nemastylis

New Latin, from nem- + Greek stylis small pillar, diminutive of stylos pillar — more at stow

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