Androsace

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

Definition of Androsace

: 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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First Known Use of Androsace

1704, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Androsace

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

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“Androsace.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Androsace. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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