Bassia

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noun

Bas·​sia
ˈba-sē-ə
: a small genus of European herbs (family Chenopodiaceae) that have corolla lobes without appendages, sepal usually in two pairs, and seeds without endosperm and that are naturalized locally in eastern North America

Bassia

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Bas·​sia
ˈba-sē-ə

taxonomic synonym of madhuca

Word History

Etymology

Noun

New Latin, from Ferdinando Bassi †1774 Italian naturalist + New Latin -ia

New Latin, from French Bassi + New Latin -ia

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“Bassia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bassia. Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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