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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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: 1704See Words from the same year
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