noun do·de·cath·eon \ˌdōdəˈkathēən\

Definition of dodecatheon

  1. 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. 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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