Alsine

noun
Al·​si·​ne | \ alˈsīnē \

Definition of Alsine

in some classifications
: a genus (the type of the family Alsinaceae) of herbs that includes the chickweeds and stitchworts and is equivalent to Stellaria or to a combination of Stellaria and Arenaria of other classifications

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First Known Use of Alsine

circa 1584, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alsine

New Latin, from Latin, a plant (perhaps chickweed), from Greek alsinē (Parietaria lusitanica)

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“Alsine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alsine. Accessed 26 Sep. 2021.

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