platycodon

noun

platy·​co·​don
ˌplatēˈkōˌdän
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

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Platycodon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/platycodon. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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