Tellima

noun Tel·li·ma \ˈteləmə\

Definition of Tellima

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of tellima

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


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