Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of herbs of the order Liliaceæ type of the tribe Narthecieæ, known by its single style, stiff open flowers, and rigid linear loaves in two ranks, rising from a creeping rootstock.

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  • n. bog asphodels; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae

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  • Many little partitions must be added to the narthecium before it can comprehend all the new cosmetics that have been quietly devised since classical days, and will make the modern toilet chalks away more splendid in its possibilities.

    The Works of Max Beerbohm

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