Definitions for trilliumˈtrɪl i əm
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
tril•li•umˈtrɪl i əm(n.)
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.
Origin of trillium:
1750–60; < NL (Linnaeus), appar. alter. of Sw trilling triplet
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
Any of several perennial flowering plants, of the genus Trillium, having flowers with three petals
a genus of liliaceous plants; the three-leaved nightshade; -- so called because all the parts of the plant are in threes
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
A plant genus of the family LILIACEAE that is a short plant with a distinct whorl of 3 broad leaves.
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