an·​tho·​ly·​za | \ an(t)thəˈlīzə \

Definition of antholyza

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

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History and Etymology for antholyza

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 5 Aug. 2020.

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