sisyrinchium

noun

sis·​y·​rin·​chi·​um
ˌsisəˈriŋkēəm
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

Word History

Etymology

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 13 Apr. 2024.

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