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genus Trillium

Definition of the noun genus trillium

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  1. deciduous perennial herbs; sometimes placed in family Liliaceae
    • lexical domain: Plants - nouns denoting plants
    • more generic term: liliid monocot genus = genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
    • member of: family Trilliaceae / Trilliaceae / trillium family = small family of herbs having flowers with 3 petals and 3 sepals
    • member: wake-robin / wood lily / trillium = any liliaceous plant of the genus Trillium having a whorl of three leaves at the top of the stem with a single three-petaled flower

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Google previewA Dictionary of English Names of Plants (1884)

Applied in England and Among English-speaking People to Cultivated and Wild Plants, Trees, and Shrubs by William Miller

The genus Trillium American, Drooping. Trillium cernuum American, Dwarf White. Trillium nivale American, Large White. Trillium grandi- florum American, Painted. Trillium erythrooar- pum American, Purple. Trillium ereetum Wood-March.

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of American Regionalisms (2000)

by Robert Hendrickson

stinkin' Benjamin Purple trillium (of the genus Trillium), which has a fetid odor when picked for a bouquet. stiver An old- fashioned word meaning to get going, get moving. “Now stiver along to school, ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Collegiate Encyclopedia (2000)

by Merriam-Webster, Inc

trillium Vtri-le-amN Any of about 25 species of spring-flowering perennial herbaceous plants that make up the genus Trillium in the «lily family, native to N. America and Asia. Whorls ...

Google previewWebster's Elementary-school Dictionary (1914)

Abridged from Webster's New International Dictionary, 900 Illustrations by Noah Webster

(genus Trillium) having short rootstocks and an erect stem bearing a whorl, or verticil, of three leaves and a large soli tary flower. tri lVbate (tri-15' bat), a. Having three lobes. tril'o-gy (trtl'o- jl), n. ; pi. -gibs (-jtz). A series of three dramas or, ...

Google previewWebster's II New College Dictionary (1999)

by Houghton Mifflin Company, Webster

birth-root >burth'robt', -root', n A North American plant of the genus Trillium, esp. T erectum. beanng purplish flowers with an unpleasant odor ...

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Small photo of Trillium, [Genus Trillium, family Liliaceae (or Trilliaceae): several species. On Chuckanut Mountain, Washington State More...

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