platy·​co·​don | \ ˌplatēˈkōˌdän\

Definition of platycodon

1 capitalized : a genus of perennial herbs (family Campanulaceae) having large bell-shaped blue or white flowers with stamens that are much dilated at the base and a capsule that opens by apical valves — see balloonflower
2 plural -s : any plant or flower of the genus Platycodon

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History and Etymology for platycodon

New Latin, from platy- + Greek kōdōn bell (from kōos hollow, den); akin to Greek koilos hollow

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