: a genus of bulbous American herbs (family Liliaceae) having linear basal leaves and white flowers with exserted stamens see sabadilla

Word History


New Latin, from schoeno- (from Greek schoinos rush, reed) + -caulon (from Greek kaulos stem)

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“Schoenocaulon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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