Xerophyllum

noun
Xe·​ro·​phyl·​lum | \ ˌzirəˈfiləm \

Definition of Xerophyllum

: a small genus of tall North American herbs (family Liliaceae) having thick woody rootstocks, simple stems with rough-edged linear leaves, and small white flowers in a dense terminal raceme — see sour grass, squaw grass

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History and Etymology for Xerophyllum

New Latin, from xer- + -phyllum

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“Xerophyllum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Xerophyllum. Accessed 20 Jun. 2021.

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