capitalized : a large genus of chiefly tropical bulbous herbs (family Amaryllidaceae) that are often cultivated for their umbels of showy and often fragrant white flowers which are frequently tinged or banded with red
plural -s : any plant of the genus Crinum

Word History


New Latin, from Latin crinum, crinon lily, from Greek krinon

First Known Use

1757, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of crinum was in 1757

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“Crinum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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