Agalinis

noun
Ag·​a·​li·​nis | \ ˌa-gə-ˈlī-nəs \

Definition of Agalinis

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

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First Known Use of Agalinis

1913, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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”)

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“Agalinis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Agalinis. Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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