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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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”)
First Known Use: 1913See Words from the same year
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