: 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

Word History


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, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of Androsace was in 1704

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“Androsace.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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