Definition of trillium in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈtrɪlɪəm/

noun (plural trilliums)

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A plant with a solitary three-petalled flower above a whorl of three leaves, native to North America and Asia.
  • Genus Trillium, family Liliaceae (or Trilliaceae).
Example sentences
  • Another notable treat you will find in the park is a spectacular array of wild flowers like the trillium, bloodroot and liverwort.
  • Underneath are Himalayan poppies Meconopsis, primulas and trilliums, many of them also collected from the wild.
  • Under the trees are beloved clumps of hellebores, erythroniums, and trilliums.


Modern Latin, apparently an alteration of Swedish trilling 'triplet'.

Words that rhyme with trillium

beryllium, cilium, psyllium

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: tril|lium

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