Definition of hedychium
1 capitalized : a genus of tropical Asiatic herbs (family Zingiberaceae) having showy labiate flowers in a spike or spiky cluster — see butterfly lily 1
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Hedychium
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Origin and Etymology of hedychium
New Latin, from hedy- + Greek chiōn snow; from the white fragrant flowers — more at chion-
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