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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the type genus of the Burmanniaceae; slender herbs of warm regions with leaves resembling scales and flowers with a 3-angled or 3-winged perianth.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of monocotyledonous plants, type of the family Burmanniace√¶.

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

  • n. type genus of the Burmanniaceae; slender herbs of warm regions with leaves resembling scales and flowers with a three-angled or three-winged perianth

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