(1) Any of numerous perennial bulbous herbs having linear or broadly lanceolate leaves and usually a single showy flower
From < < , also the root of ; cognate with Mazandarani .
- 1876 — "The Tulip Mania", Harper's New Monthly Magazine No. CCCXL, April 1876, Vol. LII.
- "The sturdy burghers of Holland took the tulip mania so badly that single bulbs that could not flower till another year would sell for more than $2000 apiece."