Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

claytonia

[kley-toh-nee-uh]
See more synonyms for claytonia on Thesaurus.com
noun
  1. any of the low, succulent plants constituting the genus Claytonia of the purslane family, having basal leaves and long clusters of white or rose-colored flowers.
Show More

Origin of claytonia

< New Latin (Linnaeus), named after Dr. John Clayton (1693–1773), Virginia botanist; see -ia
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for claytonia

Historical Examples


British Dictionary definitions for claytonia

claytonia

noun
  1. any low-growing North American succulent portulacaceous plant of the genus Claytonia
Show More

Word Origin

C18: named after John Clayton (1693–1773), American botanist
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012