: a genus of perennial herbs (family Liliaceae) growing in cool regions and having linear chiefly basal leaves and small spicate sessile flowers with 6 anthers and 3 styles see false asphodel

Word History


New Latin, from Thomas Tofield †1779 English botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Tofieldia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Dec. 2023.

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