Definition of erythronium in English:

erythronium

noun

  • A plant of a genus which includes dog's-tooth violet.

    • ‘‘Pagoda’ is one of the most commonly available erythroniums.’
    • ‘There, erythroniums are naturalised in grass and look wonderful when they flower in late February and March.’
    • ‘Under the trees are clumps of hellebores, erythroniums, and trilliums.’
    • ‘To add to your tulips and erythroniums, you may consider Fritillaria meliagris, which is a pink-and-white British native.’
    • ‘Although light shade is usually recommended for erythroniums, the nurseryman had found ‘Pagoda’ to do well in brighter conditions and he advised an open, sunny spot.’

Origin

Modern Latin, from Greek (saturion) eruthronion red-flowered (orchid).

Pronunciation

erythronium

/ˌɛrɪˈθrəʊnɪəm/