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.

Origin of brodiaea

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