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brodiaea

[broh-dee-ee-uh] /ˌbroʊ diˈi ə/
noun
1.
any of several plants belonging to the genus Brodiaea, of the amaryllis family, native to western North America, having grasslike basal leaves and clusters of usually purplish flowers.
Origin
< Neo-Latin (1810), named after James Brodie (1744-1824), Scottish botanist; see -aea
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  • Native brodiaea bulbs disrupted during construction were transplanted to another part of the garden.

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