The genus of the fawn lilies—a bright little group of monocots in the family Liliaceae. They are so named because some of the species have red flowers. Many species also are endemics of California.
Er`y*thro"ni*um (?), n. [NL., from Gr. a kind of plant, fr. red.] Chem.
A name originally given (from its red acid) to the metal vanadium.
© Webster 1913.
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