er·​y·​thro·​ni·​um | \ ˌerəˈthrōnēəm \

Definition of erythronium

1 capitalized : a small genus of chiefly North American herbs (family Liliaceae) having a corm from which arise a pair of usually mottled basal leaves and one or more scapose flowers
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Erythronium

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History and Etymology for erythronium

New Latin, from Greek erythronion, a kind of plant, from erythros red

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“Erythronium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Sep. 2020.

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