lachenalia

noun lach·e·na·lia \ˌlashəˈnālēə\

Definition of lachenalia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of bulbous plants (family Liliaceae) of southern Africa with ligulate basal leaves and tubular red and yellow flowers

  2. 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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