trillium

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noun tril·li·um \ˈtri-lē-əm\

Definition of trillium

  1. :  any of a genus (Trillium) of herbs of the lily family with an erect stem bearing a whorl of three leaves and a solitary typically spring-blooming flower

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Origin and Etymology of trillium

New Latin, from Swedish trilling triplet; from its three leaves


First Known Use: circa 1760


TRILLIUM Defined for Kids

trillium

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noun tril·li·um \ˈtri-lē-əm\

Definition of trillium for Students

  1. :  a plant related to the lilies that has three leaves and a single flower with three petals and that blooms in the spring


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