Definition of lomatium in English:

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Pronunciation: /lōˈmāSH(ē)əm/

Entry from US English dictionary


A perennial herb of the parsley family, found throughout western North America It has various folk-medicine applications (mainly antibiotic) and is eaten as a survival food.
  • (genus Lomatium; numerous species)
Example sentences
  • Cook's lomatium, a member of the carrot family, is a small perennial with pale yellow flowers.
  • Bradshaw's lomatium blooms during April and early May, with fruits appearing in late May and June.
  • Following annual ceremonies, the women harvested the roots of wild celeries, balsams, and lomatiums.
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