Definition of trillium in English:


Line breaks: tril|lium
Pronunciation: /ˈtrɪlɪəm

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)
    More 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'.

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