capitalized : a genus of North American and Asian herbs (family Primulaceae) having basal leaves and scapose nodding flowers with reflexed corolla and monadelphous stamens
plural -s : any plant of the genus Dodecatheon

Word History


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

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“Dodecatheon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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