noun platy·co·don \ˌplatēˈkōˌdän\

Definition of platycodon

  1. 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. 2 plural -s :  any plant or flower of the genus Platycodon

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Origin and Etymology of platycodon

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

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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