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nemophila

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noun ne·moph·i·la \ni-ˈmä-fə-lə\

Definition of nemophila

  1. :  any of a genus (Nemophila) of annual herbs of the waterleaf family chiefly of western North America that are cultivated for their showy blue or white sometimes spotted flowers



Origin of nemophila

New Latin, from Greek nemos wooded pasture + philos loving


First Known Use: 1838


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