claytonia

[kley-toh-nee-uh]
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noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. claystone,
  2. clayton,
  3. clayton antitrust act,
  4. clayton, john middleton,
  5. clayton-bulwer treaty,
  6. clc,
  7. cld.,
  8. clea,
  9. clean,
  10. clean and jerk

Origin of claytonia

< New Latin (Linnaeus), named after Dr. John Clayton (1693–1773), Virginia botanist; see -ia

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British Dictionary definitions for claytonia

claytonia

noun

any low-growing North American succulent portulacaceous plant of the genus Claytonia

Word Origin for claytonia

C18: named after John Clayton (1693–1773), American botanist

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