tritonia

noun tri·to·nia \trīˈtōnēə\

Definition of tritonia

  1. 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. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Tritonia — see montbretia

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Origin and Etymology of tritonia

New Latin, from Latin Triton + New Latin -ia


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