Bellis

noun

Bel·​lis
ˈbe-ləs
: a small genus of scapose herbs (family Compositae) having solitary heads of ray flowers with involucral bracts that are nearly equal see daisy sense 1, western daisy

Word History

Etymology

Latin, white daisy, perhaps from bellus pretty

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“Bellis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Bellis. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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