noun Tri·glo·chin \trīˈglōkə̇n\

Definition of Triglochin

  1. :  a widely distributed genus of marsh herbs (family Juncaginaceae) having basal ligulate leaves, small spicate flowers, and tricarpellary fruits — see arrow grass

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Origin and Etymology of triglochin

New Latin, from tri- + Greek glōchin-, glōchis projecting point; from the pronged look of the fruit — more at gloss

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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