[ lahy-a-tris, lahy-uh- ]
/ laɪˈæ trɪs, ˈlaɪ ə- /
any of various composite plants of the genus Liatris, native to North America, having long spikes of purplish flowers.
Origin of liatris
< New Latin (1791), of unexplained orig.
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British Dictionary definitions for liatris
/ (laɪˈætrɪs) /
Word Origin for liatris
C18: New Latin, of uncertain origin
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