capitalized : a large genus of Old World bulbous herbs (family Liliaceae) with basal leaves resembling grass and naked scapes bearing clusters of white, yellow, or greenish flowers with spreading perianth segments and flattened filaments see star-of-bethlehem
plural -s : any plant of the genus Ornithogalum

Word History


New Latin, from Greek ornithogalon star-of-Bethlehem, from ornith- + -galon (from gala milk)

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“Ornithogalum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ornithogalum. Accessed 25 Apr. 2024.

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