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trillium

Syllabification: tril·li·um
Pronunciation: /ˈtrilēəm
 
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Definition of trillium in English:

noun

A plant with a solitary three-petaled flower above a whorl of three leaves, native to North American and Asia.
  • Genus Trillium, family Liliaceae (or Trilliaceae): several species, in particular red (or purple) trillium (T. erectum)
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.

Origin

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

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