Stylidium

noun Sty·lid·i·um \stīˈlidēəm\

Definition of Stylidium

  1. 1 :  the type genus of the family Stylidiaceae comprising mostly Australian herbaceous perennials that have racemes, panicles, or corymbs of showy flowers commonly with elastic stamens and are often cultivated as greenhouse ornamentals

  2. 2 stylidium plural -s :  any plant or flower of the genus Stylidium

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Origin and Etymology of stylidium

New Latin, from 1styl- + -idium


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