Definitions for trilliumˈtrɪl i əm

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

tril•li•umˈtrɪl i əm(n.)

  1. any of several plants belonging to the genus Trillium, of the lily family, having on the stem a whorl of three leaves and a solitary flower with three sepals and three petals.

    Category: Plants

Origin of trillium:

1750–60; < NL (Linnaeus), appar. alter. of Sw trilling triplet

Princeton's WordNet

  1. trillium, wood lily, wake-robin(noun)

    any liliaceous plant of the genus Trillium having a whorl of three leaves at the top of the stem with a single three-petaled flower


  1. trillium(Noun)

    Any of several perennial flowering plants, of the genus Trillium, having flowers with three petals

Webster Dictionary

  1. Trillium(noun)

    a genus of liliaceous plants; the three-leaved nightshade; -- so called because all the parts of the plant are in threes


  1. Trillium

    Trillium is a genus of about 40–50 species of spring ephemeral perennials, native to temperate regions of North America and Asia. It used to be treated in the family Trilliaceae or trillium family, a part of the Liliales or Lily order. The APG II treats Trilliaceae as a synonym of the family Melanthiaceae.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Trillium

    A plant genus of the family LILIACEAE that is a short plant with a distinct whorl of 3 broad leaves.


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