[ ep-uh-mee-dee-uhm ]
/ ˌɛp əˈmi di əm /
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noun, plural ep·i·me·di·ums.
any of various Old World plants belonging to the genus Epimedium, of the barberry family, having small, pinnate leaves and spurred white, yellow, or reddish flowers.
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Origin of epimedium
<New Latin (Linnaeus), Latin epimēdion<Greek epimḗdion a plant of uncertain identity, equivalent to epi-epi- + mḗdion plant of the genus Campanula
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Example sentences from the Web for epimedium
Marchand mentions a polycarpellary berberid (Epimedium Musschianum).
The genus Aceranthus, for instance, consists of species of Epimedium in which the customary spurs are not formed.