epimedium

[ep-uh-mee-dee-uh m]
noun, plural ep·i·me·di·ums.
  1. 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.

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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Historical Examples of epimedium

  • The genus Aceranthus, for instance, consists of species of Epimedium in which the customary spurs are not formed.

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters

  • Marchand mentions a polycarpellary berberid (Epimedium Musschianum).

    Vegetable Teratology

    Maxwell T. Masters