Definition of Allium cernuum

1. Noun. Widely distributed North American wild onion with white to rose flowers.

Exact synonyms: Lady's Leek, Nodding Onion, Nodding Wild Onion
Generic synonyms: Wild Onion

Lexicographical Neighbors of Allium Cernuum

Allis' sign
Allis forceps
Allium acuminatum
Allium ampeloprasum
Allium ascalonicum
Allium canadense
Allium carinatum
Allium cepa
Allium cepa aggregatum
Allium cepa viviparum
Allium cernuum (current term)
Allium fistulosum
Allium haematochiton
Allium neopolitanum
Allium paradoxum
Allium porrum
Allium sativum
Allium schoenoprasum
Allium scorodoprasum
Allium sphaerocephalum
Allium tricoccum
Allium triquetrum
Allium tuberosum
Allium ursinum
Allium vineale

Literary usage of Allium cernuum

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"Perhaps the most common eastern species are Allium cernuum, Allium canadense and Allium tricoccum, the last generally known as the wild leek, a broad-leaved ..."

2. Our Garden Flowers: A Popular Study of Their Native Lands, Their Life by Harriet Louise Keeler (1910)
"ALLIUM Allium cernuum. Allium, the ancient Latin name of the garlic. ... Allium cernuum appear in a simple umbel, wrapp. d in the bud by a scarious spathe. ..."

3. Botanical Gazette by University of Chicago, JSTOR (Organization) (1916)
"... reduction divisions of Allium tricoccum was examined with the idea of comparing it with the results of a previous investigation of Allium cernuum (24). ..."

4. Memoirs of the Torrey Botanical Club by Torrey Botanical Club (1894)
"Allium cernuum Roth; Roem. Arch. Bot. i: Part 3, 40 (1798). 1130. Allium mutabile Michx. FI. Bor. Am. i : 195 (1803). 1131. Allium Nuttallii S. \Vats. Proc. ..."

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