Androsace

noun An·dros·a·ce \anˈdräsəˌkē, -əˌsē\

Definition of Androsace

  1. :  a genus of usually tufted herbs (family Primulaceae) native to the northern hemisphere having basal tufted leaves, small terminal white or pink flowers, and capsular fruits — see rock jasmine

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Origin and Etymology of androsace

New Latin, alteration of Latin androsaces, a plant or zoophyte, from Greek androsakes, a sea plant (probably a species of Acetabularia)


First Known Use: 1704


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