claytonia

noun
clay·​to·​nia | \ klāˈtōnēə \

Definition of claytonia

1 capitalized : a genus of mainly North American succulent herbs (family Portulacaceae) having cormlike or thickened roots and a single pair of leaves
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Claytonia

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History and Etymology for claytonia

New Latin, from John Clayton + New Latin -ia

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“Claytonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/claytonia. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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