Baccharis

noun
Bac·​cha·​ris | \ ˈbakərə̇s \

Definition of Baccharis

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

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First Known Use of Baccharis

1713, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Baccharis

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

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“Baccharis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Baccharis. Accessed 3 Mar. 2021.

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