from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several Asiatic plants of the genus Eremurus in the lily family, having a tall cluster of colorful bell-shaped flowers.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants of the family Litiaceæ.
New Latin Erēmūrus, genus name : Greek erēmos, solitary + Greek ourā, tail; see ors- in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)