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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of Mexican bulbous liliaceous plants, consisting of a single species, B. elegans, frequently cultivated. Its showy crimson flowers are borne in a terminal umbel.

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  • n. small genus of cormous perennials of Mexico; sometimes placed in family Alliaceae


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