Zig·​a·​de·​nus | \ ˌzigəˈdēnəs \

Definition of Zigadenus

: a genus of herbs (family Liliaceae) of North America and Asia having basal linear leaves and a terminal panicle of whitish or greenish flowers with a flat spreading perianth — see death camas

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History and Etymology for Zigadenus

New Latin, alteration of Zygadenus, from Greek zygadēn jointly, in pairs, from zygon yoke, pair

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“Zigadenus.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Zigadenus. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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