clintonia

clintonia

[klin-toh-nee-uh]
noun
any plant of the genus Clintonia, of the lily family, comprising stemless plants with a few broad, ribbed, basal leaves, and white, greenish-yellow, or rose-colored flowers on a short stalk.

Origin:
1818; named after De Witt Clinton; see -ia

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clintonia (klɪnˈtəʊnɪə)
 
n
any temperate liliaceous plant of the genus Clintonia, having white, greenish-yellow, or purplish flowers, broad ribbed leaves, and blue berries
 
[C19: named after De Witt Clinton (1769--1828), US politician and naturalist]

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