Ag·​ro·​stem·​ma | \ ˌa-grō-ˈste-mə \

Definition of Agrostemma

: a genus of herbs (family Caryophyllaceae) with calyx lobes that are leaflike and extend far beyond the petals

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First Known Use of Agrostemma

1777, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Agrostemma

New Latin, from agro- + Greek stemma wreath, garland

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“Agrostemma.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2020.

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