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A plant with a solitary three-petalled flower above a whorl of three leaves, native to North America and Asia.
- ‘Another notable treat you will find in the park is a spectacular array of wild flowers like the trillium, bloodroot and liverwort.’
- ‘The trillium, for instance, is a native plant often seen for sale.’
- ‘Under the trees are beloved clumps of hellebores, erythroniums, and trilliums.’
- ‘Underneath are Himalayan poppies Meconopsis, primulas and trilliums, many of them also collected from the wild.’
- ‘It was a tiny humming bird; he was sampling the vintages from a clump of daffodils, foxglove, trillium, and lady's slipper.’
Modern Latin, apparently an alteration of Swedish trilling ‘triplet’.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.