bulbocodium

noun bul·bo·co·di·um \ˌbəlbəˈkōdēəm\

Definition of bulbocodium

  1. 1 capitalized :  a monotypic genus of bulbous herbs (family Melanthaceae) native to the Mediterranean region and having purple flowers that resemble crocuses

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Bulbocodium

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Origin and Etymology of bulbocodium

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


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