bulbocodium

noun
bul·​bo·​co·​di·​um | \ ˌbəlbəˈkōdēəm \

Definition of bulbocodium

1 capitalized : a monotypic genus of bulbous herbs (family Melanthaceae) native to the Mediterranean region and having purple flowers that resemble crocuses
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Bulbocodium

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History and Etymology for bulbocodium

New Latin, from bulb- + Greek kōidion small sheepskin, fleece, diminutive of kōas sheepskin

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“Bulbocodium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bulbocodium. Accessed 23 Sep. 2020.

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