calochortus

[ kal-uh-kawr-tuhs ]
/ ˌkæl əˈkɔr təs /

noun, plural cal·o·chor·tus·es.

any plant of the genus Calochortus, of the lily family, as the mariposa lily and the sego lily.

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Origin of calochortus

1813; <New Latin <Greek kal(ós) beautiful + -o--o- + chórtos grass, fodder, originally farmyard; see cohort, garth, yard2
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