stern·​ber·​gia | \ ˌstərnˈbər|gēə, |jēə\

Definition of sternbergia

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

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History and Etymology for sternbergia

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

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