Definition of platycodon in English:

platycodon

Pronunciation /ˌplatɪˈkəʊd(ə)n/ /ˌplatɪˈkəʊdɒn/

noun

  • A perennial plant, Platycodon grandiflorus (family Campanulaceae), native to China and Japan, grown for its light blue saucer-shaped flowers (balloon-shaped when in bud).

Origin

Mid 19th century. From scientific Latin Platycodon, genus name from platy- + ancient Greek κώδων bell.