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
plural -s : peruvian daffodil

Word History


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

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“Ismene.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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