Agrostemma

noun Ag·ro·stem·ma \ˌa-grō-ˈste-mə\

Definition of Agrostemma

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

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Origin and Etymology of agrostemma

New Latin, from agro- + Greek stemma wreath, garland — more at stemma


First Known Use: 1777


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