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eremurus

[er-uh-myoo r-uh s] /ˌɛr əˈmyʊər əs/
noun, plural eremuri [er-uh-myoo r-ahy] /ˌɛr əˈmyʊər aɪ/ (Show IPA)
1.
any of several hardy perennial herbs of the genus Eremurus, of the lily family, cultivated for their tall, colorful, bell-shaped flowers.
Also called foxtail lily.
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  • "These roots oddly resemble echinoderms," said Doctor Lane, looking at the roots of the eremurus.

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  • I must except the eremurus, then so abundant, which was here entirely wanting.

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