chamaelirium

noun

cham·​ae·​lir·​i·​um
ˌkaməˈlirēəm
1
capitalized : a genus of plants (family Melanthaceae) of eastern North America with flowers in a spikelike raceme
2
plural chamaeliria
-rēə
: helonias

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from chamae- + Greek leirion lily

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“Chamaelirium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chamaelirium. Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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