crocosmia

/ (krəˈkɒzmɪə) /

noun

any plant of the cormous S. African genus Crocosmia, including the plant known to gardeners as montbretia: family Iridaceae

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Word Origin for crocosmia

New Latin, from Greek krokos saffron + osmē smell, from the odour of the dried flowers when wetted
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