Colchicum Definition

kŏlchĭ-kəm, kŏlkĭ-
noun
Any of a genus (Colchicum) of plants of the lily family, with crocuslike flowers usually blooming in the fall; autumn crocus.
Webster's New World
Its dried seeds or corm.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
genus Colchicum
pronoun

A taxonomic genus within the family Liliaceae — the autumn crocus and similar plants, native to west Asia, Europe and parts of Africa.

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Other Word Forms of Colchicum

Noun

Singular:
colchicum
Plural:
colchicums

Origin of Colchicum

  • Latin a plant with a poisonous root from Greek kolkhikon meadow saffron after Kolkhos , Colchis

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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