Definition of erythronium in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌeriˈTHrōnēəm/

noun (plural erythroniums or erythronia /-nēə/)

A plant of a genus that includes dogtooth violet.
  • Genus Erythronium, family Liliaceae.
Example sentences
  • Under the trees are clumps of hellebores, erythroniums, and trilliums.
  • To add to your tulips and erythroniums, you may consider Fritillaria meliagris, which is a pink-and-white British native.
  • ‘Pagoda’ is one of the most commonly available erythroniums.


Modern Latin, from Greek (saturion) eruthronion 'red-flowered (orchid)'.

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Syllabification: er·y·thro·ni·um

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