capitalized : a genus of bog herbs (family Melanthaceae) of the northeastern U.S. with basal leaves and purple racemose perfect flowers on a tall scape see swamp pink
plural -es : the dried rhizome and roots of a blazing star (Chamaelirium luteum) formerly used as a vermifuge

Word History


New Latin, irregular from helo- + -ia

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“Helonias.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/helonias. Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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