• WordNet 3.6
    • n Narthecium bog asphodels; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n narthecium A genus of herbs of the order Liliaceæ type of the tribe Narthecieæ, known by its single style, stiff open flowers, and rigid linear loaves in two ranks, rising from a creeping rootstock. There are 4 species, of north temperate regions, with yellow flowers in racemes. The name bog-asphodel, applied to the genus, belongs especially to N. ossifragum, the Lancashire asphodel of England, and N. Americanum, a rare plant of New Jersey.
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In literature:

Narthecium ossifragum (Bog Ashphodel) .
"Handbook to the Severn Valley Railway Illustrative and Descriptive of Places along the Line from Worcester to Shrewsbury" by J. Randall