hedychium

noun
he·​dych·​i·​um | \hēˈdikēəm\

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 sense 1

2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Hedychium

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History and Etymology for hedychium

New Latin, from hedy- + Greek chiōn snow; from the white fragrant flowers

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