hedychium

noun he·dych·i·um \hēˈdikēəm\

Definition of hedychium

  1. 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. 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


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