antholyza

noun

an·​tho·​ly·​za
an(t)thəˈlīzə
1
capitalized : a genus of southern African bulbous plants (family Iridaceae) with sword-shaped leaves and red and yellow flowers in 2-sided spikes
2
plural -s : a plant of the genus Antholyza

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, irregular from anth- entry 1 + Greek lyssa rage, rabies; from the gaping perianth, felt to resemble the open jaws of a rabid dog

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“Antholyza.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/antholyza. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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