Definitions

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  • noun any of several plants of the genus Brodiaea having basal grasslike leaves and globose flower heads on leafless stems resembling those of genus Allium

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Examples

  • Of the lily family, fritillaria, smilacina, chlorogalum and several fine species of brodiaea, Ithuriel's spear, and others less prized are common, and the favorite calochortus, or Mariposa lily, a unique genus of many species, something like the tulips of Europe but far finer.

    The Yosemite

  • In one case, Pryor has made sure public paths avoid the thread-leaved brodiaea, an endangered species.

    The Orange County Register - Homepage

  • "We didn't know the thread-leaved brodiaea existed in the park" before biologists hired by the tollway agency discovered it, he said.

    The Orange County Register - Homepage

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