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Related to clintonia: Clintonia uniflora
Any of various perennial herbs of the genus Clintonia in the lily family, native to North America and eastern Asia and having broad basal leaves, white, greenish-yellow, or purplish flowers, and blue or black berries.
[New Latin Clintonia, genus name, after DeWitt Clinton.]
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(Plants) any temperate liliaceous plant of the genus Clintonia, having white, greenish-yellow, or purplish flowers, broad ribbed leaves, and blue berries
[C19: named after De Witt Clinton (1769–1828), US politician and naturalist]
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clin•to•ni•a(klɪnˈtoʊ ni ə)
n., pl. -ni•as.
any plant of the genus Clintonia, of the lily family, having white or yellow flowers on a short stalk.
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|Noun||1.||clintonia - any temperate liliaceous plant of the genus Clintonia having broad basal leaves and white or yellowish or purplish flowers followed by blue or black berries|
liliaceous plant - plant growing from a bulb or corm or rhizome or tuber
genus Clintonia - sometimes placed in family Convallariaceae
Andrew's clintonia, Clintonia andrewsiana, red Clintonia - plant with nearly leafless stalk topped by a cluster of red or reddish lavender flowers; California to Oregon
Clintonia borealis, yellow clintonia, heal all - common woodland herb of temperate North America having yellow nodding flowers and small round blue fruits
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