Urceolina

noun

Ur·​ce·​o·​li·​na
ˌər(ˌ)sēəˈlīnə,
-lēnə
: a small genus of South American herbs (family Amaryllidaceae) that are often cultivated as ornamentals and that have usually yellow and green urceolate flowers and broad leaves produced from a bulb

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin urceolus little pitcher + New Latin -ina; from the shape of the flowers

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“Urceolina.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Urceolina. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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