Amsinckia

noun
Am·sinck·ia | \ amˈsiŋkēə \

Definition of Amsinckia 

: 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 sense 2

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First Known Use of Amsinckia

1836, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Amsinckia

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

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