chamaelirium

noun cham·ae·lir·i·um \ ˌkaməˈlirēəm \

Definition of chamaelirium

1 capitalized :a genus of plants (family Melanthaceae) of eastern North America with flowers in a spikelike raceme
2 plural chamaeliria\-rēə\ :helonias

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Origin and Etymology of chamaelirium

New Latin, from chamae- + Greek leirion lily


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