Definition of alfilaria in English:

alfilaria

noun

(also alfilerilla)
North American
  • Any of several storksbills of the Eurasian genus Erodium, especially E. cicutarium (with bright pink flowers) and E. moschatum (with purple flowers), formerly cultivated as forage plants and now widely naturalized in North America.

Pronunciation

alfilaria

/alfɪˈlɛːrɪə/ /alˌfɪləˈriːə/

Origin

Mid 19th century. From Spanish alfilerillo from alfiler pin + -illo (from classical Latin -illus see -illa), with alteration of the suffix after -illa.