chamaelirium

noun cham·ae·lir·i·um \ˌkaməˈlirēəm\

Definition of chamaelirium

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of plants (family Melanthaceae) of eastern North America with flowers in a spikelike raceme

  2. 2 plural chamaeliria \-rēə\ :  helonias

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Origin and Etymology of chamaelirium

New Latin, from chamae- + Greek leirion lily — more at lily


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