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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History and Etymology for chamaelirium

New Latin, from chamae- + Greek leirion lily

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