Definition of trollius in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˈtrɒlɪəs/

noun (plural same)

A plant of a genus that comprises the globeflowers.
  • Genus Trollius, family Ranunculaceae.
Example sentences
  • My trollius is planted on the North side of the house, practically right under a rain gutter downspout.
  • I have NEVER seen trollius of any kind for sale at the many garden centers and nurseries I visit.
  • I was reading about Trollius in a garden magazine and it said this plant will take over the garden.


Modern Latin, apparently representing German Trollblume 'globeflower', from the stem of trollen 'to roll' (because of the globular flowers).

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: trol|lius

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.