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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various perennial herbs of the genus Clintonia in the lily family, native to North America and eastern Asia and having broad basal leaves, white, greenish-yellow, or purplish flowers, and blue or black berries.

Etymologies

New Latin Clintonia, genus name, after DeWitt Clinton.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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