noun li·atris \līˈa‧trə̇s, ˈlīə‧t-\

Definition of liatris

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of perennial American herbs (family Compositae) having aromatic often cormous roots, linear grassy leaves, and spikes of rose-purple or white discoid heads of perfect tubular flowers — see blazing star, button snakeroot

  2. 2 plural -es :  any of several herbs of Liatris or the closely related genus Trilisa (as wild vanilla and the button snakeroot) sometimes used in medicine

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