bunchflower

[ buhnch-flou-er ]
/ ˈbʌntʃˌflaʊ ər /

noun

a stout North American plant, Melanthium virginicum, of the lily family, having grasslike leaves and an open cluster of small greenish flowers.
any other plant of the same genus.

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Origin of bunchflower

An Americanism dating back to 1810–20; bunch + flower
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