Agalinis

noun Ag·a·li·nis \ˌa-gə-ˈlī-nəs\

Definition of Agalinis

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

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Origin and Etymology of agalinis

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”) — more at 1much, 1linen


First Known Use: 1913


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