clintonia

noun

clin·​to·​nia klin-ˈtō-nē-ə How to pronounce clintonia (audio)
: any of a genus (Clintonia) of herbs of the lily family with yellow, white, or purplish flowers

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, genus name, from DeWitt Clinton

First Known Use

1843, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of clintonia was in 1843

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Cite this Entry

“Clintonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clintonia. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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