er·​em·​urus ˌer-ə-ˈmyu̇r-əs How to pronounce eremurus (audio)
plural eremuri ˌer-ə-ˈmyu̇r-ˌī How to pronounce eremurus (audio)
: any of a genus (Eremurus) of perennial Asian herbs of the lily family that produce tall racemes of showy blooms

called also foxtail lily

Word History


New Latin, from Greek erēmos solitary + oura tail — more at ass

First Known Use

1829, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of eremurus was in 1829

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Cite this Entry

“Eremurus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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