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

  • n. Any of several plants of the genus Zigadenus of western North America, having grasslike leaves and clusters of usually greenish-white flowers. All parts of the plant are poisonous to livestock.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A member of a species of poisonous, perennial, flowering plants, Zigadenus venenosus, whose bulbs (rhizomes) look, but do not smell, like onion.
  • n. A member of any of various similar species, also called star lilies, of family Melanthiaceae, and formerly grouped into the genus Zigadenus.

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

  • n. any of various plants of the genus Zigadenus having glaucous leaves and terminal racemes of mostly white flowers; all are poisonous


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