noun Am·sinck·ia \amˈsiŋkēə\

Definition of Amsinckia

  1. :  a genus of rough annual herbs (family Boraginaceae) with oblong leaves and scorpioid-spicate yellow flowers, at least the lowest being leafy-bracted — see fiddle-neck 2

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Origin and Etymology of amsinckia

New Latin, from Wilhelm Amsinck †1831 German botanist + New Latin -ia

First Known Use: 1836

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to cast off or become cast off

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