erythronium

noun er·y·thro·ni·um \ˌerəˈthrōnēəm\

Definition of erythronium

  1. 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. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Erythronium

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Origin and Etymology of erythronium

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


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