thalictrum

noun tha·lic·trum \thəˈliktrəm\

Definition of thalictrum

  1. 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. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Thalictrum

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Origin and Etymology of thalictrum

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


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