brodiaea

[broh-dee-ee-uh]
noun
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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brodiaea

noun
any of several plants of the genus Brodiaea having basal grasslike leaves and globose flower heads on leafless stems resembling those of genus Allium 
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Native brodiaea bulbs disrupted during construction were transplanted to another part of the garden.
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