Triosteum

noun

Tri·​os·​te·​um
trīˈästēəm
: 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

Word History

Etymology

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 15 Jun. 2024.

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