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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Origin and Etymology of balsamorhiza

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


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