: a genus of smooth and resinous or glutinous shrubs (family Compositae) having whitish or yellow flower heads in pyramidal panicles

Word History


New Latin, from Latin baccar, bacchar, a plant having a fragrant root, from Greek bakcharis sowbread

First Known Use

1713, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Baccharis was in 1713

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“Baccharis.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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