lachenalia

noun lach·e·na·lia \ ˌlashəˈnālēə \

Definition of lachenalia

1 capitalized : a genus of bulbous plants (family Liliaceae) of southern Africa with ligulate basal leaves and tubular red and yellow flowers
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Lachenalia — see cape cowslip , leopard lily

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Origin and Etymology of lachenalia

New Latin, from W. de Lachenal †1800 Swiss botanist + New Latin -ia


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