: 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


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

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“Triosteum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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