tritoma

noun
trit·​o·​ma | \ ˈtri-tə-mə How to pronounce tritoma (audio) \

Definition of tritoma

: any of a genus (Kniphofia) of African herbs of the lily family that are often grown for their spikes of showy red or yellow flowers

First Known Use of tritoma

1804, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tritoma

New Latin, genus name, from Greek tritomos thrice cut, from tri- + temnein to cut; from their trimerous flowers — more at tome

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“Tritoma.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tritoma. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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