capitalized : a small genus of Asiatic spring-blooming bulbous herbs (family Liliaceae) having solitary or racemose flowers with a 6-parted blue-veined white perianth and connate filaments
plural -s : any plant of the genus Puschkinia

Word History


New Latin, from A.A.Mussin-Puschkin †1805? Russian scientist + New Latin -ia

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“Puschkinia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/puschkinia. Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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