Definition of epimedium in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌɛpɪˈmiːdɪəm/

noun (plural epimediums)

A creeping plant of a genus which includes barrenwort.
  • Genus Epimedium, family Berberidaceae.
Example sentences
  • Cut away the old foliage of Lenten lilies and epimediums so that you can see the flowers properly before the new leaves are produced.
  • Good companion plants include heuchera, heucherella, tiarella, epimedium, and pulmonaria.
  • Pretty geraniums and epimediums provide ground cover and the outer path is sheltered with a seven-metre tall pergola.


Modern Latin, from Greek epimēdion.

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