[ kley-toh-nee-uh ]
/ kleɪˈtoʊ ni ə /
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.
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Origin of claytonia
<New Latin (Linnaeus), named after Dr. John Clayton (1693–1773), Virginia botanist; see -ia
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Example sentences from the Web for claytonia
Her name is Claytonia, and she lives in pleasant places in the woods, and hides under the leaves in winter-time.A Little Garden Calendar for Boys and Girls|Albert Bigelow Paine
The Claytonia Virginica observed in flower in favorable spots.
These were Apios tuberosa, and Claytonia acutiflora, or Virginiana.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom|P. L. Simmonds
British Dictionary definitions for claytonia
/ (kleɪˈtəʊnɪə) /
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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