[ 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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Let’s start with some etymology: What are the origins of the typographical word “bracket”?
First appeared around 1750, and is related to the French word “braguette” for the name of codpiece armor.
First appeared in 1610, based on the French word “baguette” for the long loaf of bread.
First appeared in 1555, and is related to the French word “raquette” for a netted bat.TAKE THE QUIZ TO FIND OUT
Also called foxtail lily .
Origin of eremurus
First recorded in 1835–40; from Greek erêmos “solitary” + ourá “tail”
Words nearby eremurus
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