Definition of Genus Erythronium
1. Noun. Perennial bulbous herbs most of northern United States: dogtooth violet; adder's tongue; trout lily; fawn lily.
Generic synonyms: Liliid Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Family Liliaceae, Liliaceae, Lily Family
Member holonyms: Dog's-tooth Violet, Dogtooth, Dogtooth Violet, Avalanche Lily, Erythronium Montanum
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Erythronium
Literary usage of Genus Erythronium
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1. Lessons in Botany by George Francis Atkinson (1900)
"Genus erythronium. — The yellow adder-tongue, or dog-tooth violet (Erythronium americanum), shown in fig. 203, is quite different from any species of ..."
2. Torreya by Torrey Botanical Club (1919)
"In conclusion it is worth noting that the genus Erythronium belongs to a subfamily of the Liliaceae in which the trimerous plan of the flower is quite ..."
3. An Introduction to Systematic and Physiological Botany by Thomas Nuttall (1827)
"... stems, having alternate, oval, or elliptic leaves, and smallish yellow, not well opened, 8 is the genus Erythronium, or Dog's-tooth Violet, ..."