sisyrinchium

noun
sis·​y·​rin·​chi·​um | \ ˌsisəˈriŋkēəm \

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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History and Etymology for sisyrinchium

New Latin, from Greek sisyrinchion sisyrinchium

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“Sisyrinchium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sisyrinchium. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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