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plural -s
: a plant of Tritonia or the closely related genus Crocosmia
especially : a hybrid cormose plant (Crocosmia × crocosmiiflora) that is widely cultivated for its spikes of showy yellow or orange flowers


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taxonomic synonym of tritonia:1

Word History



New Latin, from A. F. E. Coquebert de Montbret †1801 French naturalist + New Latin -ia

New Latin, from A. F. E. C. de Montbret + New Latin -ia

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“Montbretia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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