tri·​te·​leia | \ ˌtrītᵊlˈīə, -ˈē(y)ə \

Definition of triteleia

1 capitalized : a genus of American bulbous herbs (family Liliaceae) that have grasslike leaves and umbels of white, blue, or violet flowers with the stamens borne on the tube of the perianth in two series and are sometimes included in Brodiaea
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Triteleia

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History and Etymology for triteleia

New Latin, from tri- + Greek teleios complete; akin to Greek telos end; from the trimerous flowers

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“Triteleia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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