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trillium

Line breaks: tril|lium
Pronunciation: /ˈtrɪlɪəm
 
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Definition of trillium in English:

noun (plural trilliums)

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.

Origin

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

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