Definition of dodecatheon
1 capitalized : a genus of North American and Asian herbs (family Primulaceae) having basal leaves and scapose nodding flowers with reflexed corolla and monadelphous stamens
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Dodecatheon
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Origin and Etymology of dodecatheon
New Latin, from Greek dōdekatheon primrose, from neuter of dōdekatheos of twelve gods, from dōdeka- dodeca- + theos god — more at theism
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