Definition of Trillium

1. Noun. Any liliaceous plant of the genus Trillium having a whorl of three leaves at the top of the stem with a single three-petaled flower.




Definition of Trillium

1. n. A genus of liliaceous plants; the three-leaved nightshade; -- so called because all the parts of the plant are in threes.

Definition of Trillium

1. Noun. Any of several perennial flowering plants, of the genus ''Trillium'', having flowers with three petals ¹

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Definition of Trillium

1. a flowering plant [n -S]

Medical Definition of Trillium

1. A genus of liliaceous plants; the three-leaved nightshade; so called because all the parts of the plant are in threes. Origin: NL.; cf. L. Trilix triple-woven, triple. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Literary usage of Trillium

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1. Proceedings of the Indiana Academy of Science by Indiana Academy of Science (1922)
"The blooming of trillium nivale is not confined to the space of a few days, but in its native habitat, and as shown by the study of the plants partly ..."

2. Studien zur Entwicklungsgeschichte des japanischen Riesensalamanders by Charles Stuart Gager, Daniel Lange (1916)
"1 Any species of trillium may be used, with minor changes in the directions; or, in fact, any other convenient genus of the Liliaceae. NOTE. ..."

3. The Vascular Flora of Pennsylvania: Annotated Checklist and Atlas by Ann Fowler Rhoads, William M. Klein (1993)
"Declined trillium; Nodding trillium Herbaceous perennial Wooded hillsides, ... White trillium; Wake-robin Herbaceous perennial Rich woods and slopes. ..."

4. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents: Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"The pistil of the trillium is six-lobed. It is dark red in the purple trillium and very large; in the white species, it is pale green and smaller; ..."

5. Botany of the United States North of Virginia: Comprising Descriptions of by Lewis Caleb Beck (1848)
"trillium. (From the Latin trilix, triple; several parts of the plant being in ... Common Sessile trillium. 2. T. recurvatum Beck : leaves ovate or obovate, ..."

6. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1871)
"Great as have been our achievements in science during the past, we profoundly believe that new triumphs await the patient observer. VARIATIONS IN trillium ..."

7. Handbook of Plant Dissection by Joseph Charles Arthur, Charles Reid Barnes, John Merle Coulter (1893)
"THE trillium designated, as well as T. sessile, is found in the spring, generally in ... Although trillium is now considered a member of the lily family, ..."

8. How to Know the Wild Flowers: A Guide to the Names, Haunts, and Habits of by Frances Theodora Parsons, Marion Satterlee (1900)
"trillium grandiflorum, Lily Family. Stem.—Stout; from a tuber-like root stock. Leaves. —Ovate ; three in a whorl, a short distance below the flower. Flower. ..."

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