brodiaea

[ broh-dee-ee-uh ]
/ ˌbroʊ diˈi ə /

noun

any of several plants belonging to the genus Brodiaea, of the amaryllis family, native to western North America, having grasslike basal leaves and clusters of usually purplish flowers.

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Origin of brodiaea

<New Latin (1810), named after James Brodie (1744–1824), Scottish botanist; see -aea
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