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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various perennial herbs of the genus Clintonia in the lily family, native to North America and eastern Asia and having broad basal leaves, white, greenish-yellow, or purplish flowers, and blue or black berries.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin Clintonia, genus name, after DeWitt Clinton.]

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