capitalized : a genus of southern African bulbous plants (family Iridaceae) with sword-shaped leaves and red and yellow flowers in 2-sided spikes
plural -s : a plant of the genus Antholyza

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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