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

Word History


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

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“Lachenalia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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