calochortus

calochortus

[kal-uh-kawr-tuhs]
noun, plural calochortuses.
any plant of the genus Calochortus, of the lily family, as the mariposa lily and the sego lily.

Origin:
1813; < Neo-Latin < Greek kal(ós) beautiful + -o- -o- + chórtos grass, fodder, orig. farmyard; see cohort, garth, yard2

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