Balsamorhiza

noun
Bal·​sa·​mo·​rhi·​za | \ ˌbȯlsəməˈrīzə \

Definition of Balsamorhiza

: 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

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History and Etymology for Balsamorhiza

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 10 Aug. 2020.

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