sternbergia

noun

stern·​ber·​gia
ˌstərnˈbər|gēə,
|jēə
1
capitalized : a genus of low bulbous herbs (family Amaryllidaceae) native to the Mediterranean region but widely used as ornamentals and having ribbon-shaped leaves and autumn-blooming yellow flowers that resemble crocuses
2
plural -s : any plant of the genus Sternbergia

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Count Kaspar M. von Sternberg †1838 + New Latin -ia

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“Sternbergia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sternbergia. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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