epilobium

noun ep·i·lo·bi·um \ˌepəˈlōbēəm\

Definition of epilobium

  1. 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. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Epilobium :  willow herb 1

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Origin and Etymology of epilobium

New Latin, from epi- + Greek lobos lobe, pod + New Latin -ium — more at sleep


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