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eremurus

[ er-uh-myoor-uhs ]
/ ˌɛr əˈmyʊər əs /
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noun, plural er·e·mu·ri [er-uh-myoor-ahy]. /ˌɛr əˈmyʊər aɪ/.

any of several hardy perennial herbs of the genus Eremurus, of the lily family, cultivated for their tall, colorful, bell-shaped flowers.

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Also called foxtail lily .

Origin of eremurus

First recorded in 1835–40; from Greek erêmos “solitary” + ourá “tail”
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  • "These roots oddly resemble echinoderms," said Doctor Lane, looking at the roots of the Eremurus.

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  • I must except the Eremurus, then so abundant, which was here entirely wanting.

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