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Botanary: Boophone

Meaning: From the Greek bous (ox) and phone (death), referring to the toxic properties of the bulb
Alternative Meaning: One of the four spellings given to this genus by William Herbert in the early 1800s (alternate spellings are Boophane, Buphane, and Buphone)
Pronunciation: bo-OFF-on-ee

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