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liatris

[lahy-a-tris, lahy-uh-] /laɪˈæ trɪs, ˈlaɪ ə-/
noun
1.
any of various composite plants of the genus Liatris, native to North America, having long spikes of purplish flowers.
Origin
< Neo-Latin (1791), of unexplained orig.
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liatris

/laɪˈætrɪs/
noun
1.
See blazing star (sense 2)
Word Origin
C18: New Latin, of uncertain origin
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