: 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

Word History


New Latin, from saur- + -urus

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“Saururus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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