clintonia

noun
clin·​to·​nia | \ klin-ˈtō-nē-ə How to pronounce clintonia (audio) \

Definition of clintonia

: any of a genus (Clintonia) of herbs of the lily family with yellow, white, or purplish flowers

First Known Use of clintonia

1843, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for clintonia

New Latin, genus name, from DeWitt Clinton

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“Clintonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/clintonia. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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