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Definition 1: small genus of bitter-rooted herbs of eastern North America and Asia; sometimes placed in family Melanthiaceae - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for aletris in the sense of this definition

(aletris is a kind of ...) genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils

(aletris is a member of ...) any of several perennials of the genus Aletris having grasslike leaves and bitter roots reputed to cure colic

(aletris is a member of ...) colicroot having a scurfy or granuliferous perianth and white flowers; southeastern United States

(aletris is a member of ...) colicroot with yellow-bracted racemose flowers; smaller than Aletris farinosa; southeastern United States

(... is a member of aletris) includes species sometimes divided among the following families: Alliaceae; Aloeaceae; Alstroemeriaceae; Aphyllanthaceae; Asparagaceae; Asphodelaceae; Colchicaceae; Convallariaceae; Hemerocallidaceae; Hostaceae; Hyacinthaceae; Melanthiaceae; Ruscaceae; Smilacaceae; Tecophilaeacea; Xanthorrhoeaceae

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