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bunchflower

[buhnch-flou-er] /ˈbʌntʃˌflaʊ ər/
noun
1.
a stout North American plant, Melanthium virginicum, of the lily family, having grasslike leaves and an open cluster of small greenish flowers.
2.
any other plant of the same genus.
Origin of bunchflower
1810-1820
An Americanism dating back to 1810-20; bunch + flower
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