Balsamorhiza

noun

Bal·​sa·​mo·​rhi·​za
ˌbȯlsəməˈrīzə
: a small genus of coarse western American perennial herbs (family Compositae) with large roots containing an aromatic balsam, velvety basal leaves, and large heads of yellow flowers see balsamroot

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek balsamon balsam + New Latin -rhiza

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“Balsamorhiza.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Balsamorhiza. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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