tritonia

noun
tri·​to·​nia | \ trīˈtōnēə \

Definition of tritonia

1 capitalized : a genus of South African bulbous plants (family Iridaceae) much cultivated for ornament and having ensiform leaves and yellow, red, or orange flowers with a tubular perianth that bears three stamens on the throat
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Tritonia — see montbretia

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History and Etymology for tritonia

New Latin, from Latin Triton + New Latin -ia

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“Tritonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tritonia. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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