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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Origin and Etymology of alsine
New Latin, from Latin, a plant (perhaps chickweed), from Greek alsinē (Parietaria lusitanica)
First Known Use: circa 1584See Words from the same year
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