Triosteum

noun Tri·os·te·um \trīˈästēəm\

Definition of Triosteum

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of triosteum

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


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