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claytonia

[ kley-toh-nee-uh ]
/ kleɪˈtoʊ ni ə /
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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.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for claytonia

claytonia
/ (kleɪˈtəʊnɪə) /

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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