Tofieldia

noun To·fiel·dia \ təˈfēldēə \

Definition of Tofieldia

: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

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Origin and Etymology of tofieldia

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


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