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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New Latin, from xer- + -phyllum

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