dodecatheon

noun
do·​de·​cath·​eon | \ ˌdōdəˈkathēən \

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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History and Etymology for dodecatheon

New Latin, from Greek dōdekatheon primrose, from neuter of dōdekatheos of twelve gods, from dōdeka- dodeca- + theos god

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“Dodecatheon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dodecatheon. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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