thalictrum

noun
tha·​lic·​trum | \ thəˈliktrəm \

Definition of thalictrum

1 capitalized : a large widely distributed genus of herbs (family Ranunculaceae) comprising the meadow rues and having ternately decompound leaves, small polygamous or unisexual apetalous flowers, and fruit consisting of several achenes
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Thalictrum

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History and Etymology for thalictrum

New Latin, from Latin, meadow rue, from Greek thaliktron

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“Thalictrum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thalictrum. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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