clintonia

[klin-toh-nee-uh]
noun
  1. any plant of the genus Clintonia, of the lily family, comprising stemless plants with a few broad, ribbed, basal leaves, and white, greenish-yellow, or rose-colored flowers on a short stalk.

Origin of clintonia

1818; named after De Witt Clinton; see -ia
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clintonia

noun
  1. any temperate liliaceous plant of the genus Clintonia, having white, greenish-yellow, or purplish flowers, broad ribbed leaves, and blue berries

Word Origin for clintonia

C19: named after De Witt Clinton (1769–1828), US politician and naturalist
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