eremurus

noun
er·​em·​urus | \ ˌer-ə-ˈmyu̇r-əs How to pronounce eremurus (audio) \
plural eremuri\ ˌer-​ə-​ˈmyu̇r-​ˌī How to pronounce eremuri (audio) \

Definition of eremurus

: any of a genus (Eremurus) of perennial Asian herbs of the lily family that produce tall racemes of showy blooms

called also foxtail lily

First Known Use of eremurus

1829, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for eremurus

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

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“Eremurus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eremurus. Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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