from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of plants of the family Liliace√¶, closely allied to Hookera, from which they differ by having the perianth parted nearly to the base.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. small genus of bulbous perennial herbs of southwestern United States and Mexico; sometimes placed in family Alliaceae


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