ep·​i·​lo·​bi·​um | \ ˌepəˈlōbēəm \

Definition of epilobium

1 capitalized : a large genus of widely distributed herbs (family Onagraceae) with pink or rarely yellow flowers, slender lanceolate leaves, and seeds with a silky coma
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Epilobium : willow herb sense 1

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History and Etymology for epilobium

New Latin, from epi- + Greek lobos lobe, pod + New Latin -ium

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“Epilobium.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epilobium. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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