capitalized : a large genus of herbs (family Geraniaceae) having pinnate or pinnatifid leaves, small flowers, and long bearded twisted tails on the carpels see alfilaria
plural -s : any plant of the genus Erodium

called also heron's-bill, storksbill

Word History


New Latin, from Greek erōdios heron; from the long-beaked fruit

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“Erodium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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