Tellima

noun
Tel·​li·​ma | \ ˈteləmə \

Definition of Tellima

: a genus of hardy herbaceous perennials (family Saxifragaceae) of western North America that have palmately lobed leaves and long racemes of small nodding 5-petaled flowers — see false alumroot

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History and Etymology for Tellima

New Latin, anagram of Mitella, genus of plants allied to Tellima, from Latin, headband, diminutive of mitra headband, turban

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“Tellima.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tellima. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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