Alsine

noun Al·si·ne \alˈsīnē\

Definition of Alsine

in some classifications

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of alsine

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


First Known Use: circa 1584


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