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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Origin and Etymology of sisyrinchium

New Latin, from Greek sisyrinchion sisyrinchium


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