ismene

noun

is·​me·​ne
izˈmē(ˌ)nē
1
capitalized in some classifications : a genus of South American bulbous perennial herbs that have incurved filaments projecting beyond the margin of the floral cup and are usually included in the genus Hemerocallis
2
plural -s : peruvian daffodil

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin Ismene, daughter of Oedipus, from Greek Ismēnē

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“Ismene.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ismene. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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