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bunchflower

[buhnch-flou-er]
noun
  1. a stout North American plant, Melanthium virginicum, of the lily family, having grasslike leaves and an open cluster of small greenish flowers.
  2. 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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Examples from the Web for bunchflower

Historical Examples of bunchflower

  • American Hellebore belongs to the bunchflower family (Melanthiaceae) and is a perennial.

    Ginseng and Other Medicinal Plants

    A. R. (Arthur Robert) Harding