: a genus of flaxlike American herbs (family Scrophulariaceae) with opposite sessile leaves and irregular tubular mostly purple flowers

Word History


borrowed from New Latin, from Greek aga-, intensifying prefix (going back to Indo-European *mǵh2- "large, great") + New Latin -linis (derivative of Latin līnum "flax")

First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Agalinis was in 1913

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“Agalinis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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