Saururus

noun Sau·ru·rus \ -rəs \

Definition of Saururus

:a genus (the type of the family Saururaceae) of herbs having alternate cordate leaves and racemes of white flowers with four to eight stamens and an ovary of four carpels coalescent into a capsule in fruit — see lizard's-tail

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Origin and Etymology of saururus

New Latin, from saur- + -urus


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