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[er-ee-og-uh-nuh m, -ee-uh-goh-nuh m] /ˌɛr iˈɒg ə nəm, -i əˈgoʊ nəm/
any of various plants belonging to the genus Eriogonum, of the buckwheat family, native to southern and western North America.
Compare umbrella plant (def 2).
Origin of eriogonum
< New Latin Eriogonum genus name, equivalent to Greek erio- (combining form of érion wool) + -gonum < Greek -gonon, neuter of -gonos, -kneed, -jointed, adj. derivative of gónu knee; so called because the jointed stems are covered with hair Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • eriogonum rhodanthum, a perennial which forms dense mats on hard rocky ground.

    The Lake of the Sky George Wharton James

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