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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Origin and Etymology of zigadenus
New Latin, alteration of Zygadenus, from Greek zygadēn jointly, in pairs, from zygon yoke, pair
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