Definition of sisyrinchium
1 capitalized : a genus of chiefly North American grasslike mostly blue-flowered herbs (family Iridaceae) having mostly basal leaves and several 6-parted flowers usually from a single spathe
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Sisyrinchium
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Origin and Etymology of sisyrinchium
New Latin, from Greek sisyrinchion sisyrinchium
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