Triosteum

noun
Tri·​os·​te·​um | \ trīˈästēəm \

Definition of Triosteum

: a genus of Asiatic and North American herbs (family Caprifoliaceae) having connate or perfoliate entire leaves and purple or yellowish tubular flowers usually sessile in the axils — see feverroot

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History and Etymology for Triosteum

New Latin, short for Triosteospermum, from tri- + oste- + -spermum; from the usually three bony nutlets of the fruit

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“Triosteum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Triosteum. Accessed 9 Dec. 2021.

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