bunchflower

bunchflower

[buhnch-flou-er]
noun
1.
a stout North American plant, Melanthium virginicum, of the lily family, having grasslike leaves and an open cluster of small greenish flowers.
2.
any other plant of the same genus.

Origin:
1810–20, Americanism; bunch + flower

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