/ (ˌɛrɪˈθrəʊnɪəm) /
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any plant of the bulbous genus Erythronium, with decoratively mottled leaves and cyclamen-like yellow, rose, purple, or white flowers: family LiliaceaeSee also dogtooth violet
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Word Origin for erythronium
New Latin, from Greek erythros red
Words nearby erythronium
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The most noticeable and abundant flower on all slopes is the avalanche lily (erythronium montanum).The Mountain that was 'God'|John H. Williams
Two liliaceous plants in particular, Erythronium grandiflorum and Fritillaria pudica, are marvelously beautiful and abundant.Steep Trails|John Muir
Thus in Erythronium and Limnocharis the fertilized egg may form a mass of tissue on which several embryos are produced.
I observed the Erythronium dens canis, and Panax trifolium appeared in flower on the 25th.
We have several species of Erythronium, all of them beautiful.The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits|Mary Elizabeth Parsons