eriogonum

noun

er·​i·​og·​o·​num
ˌerēˈägənəm
1
capitalized : a genus of North American herbs (family Polygonaceae) with small clustered flowers subtended by an involucre
2
plural -s : any plant of the genus Eriogonum

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from erio- + -gonum (from Greek gony knee); from the woolly stems of some species

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“Eriogonum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eriogonum. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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