Definition of "trillium" [tril•li•um]

  • Any of various plants of the genus Trillium, of North America, the Himalaya Mountains, and eastern Asia, usually having a cluster of three leaves and a variously colored, three-petaled flower. Also called birthroot, wake-robin. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "trillium" in a sentence
  • "After the purple _trillium_ has done flowering, we have the painted trillium of the woods; the _trillium grandiflorum_ is abundant at Grosse"
  • "We also explained how unique and perfect the trillium was and, of course, that it was our flower."
  • "Some brought handfuls of columbine from rocky nooks, and others the purple trillium, that is near of kin to Burroughs's white"