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liatris

[lahy-a-tris, lahy-uh-]
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noun
  1. any of various composite plants of the genus Liatris, native to North America, having long spikes of purplish flowers.

Origin of liatris

< New Latin (1791), of unexplained orig.
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British Dictionary definitions for liatris

liatris

noun
  1. See blazing star (def. 2)

Word Origin

C18: New Latin, of uncertain origin
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