: a genus of widely distributed chiefly low-tufted herbs with sessile leaves (family Caryophyllaceae) see thyme-leaved sandwort

Word History


New Latin, from Late Latin harenaria, arenaria, feminine of harenarius, arenarius of sand

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“Arenaria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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