: a genus (the type of the family Callitrichaceae of the order Geraniales) comprising widely distributed aquatic herbs having opposite linear leaves and minute monoecious flowers see water starwort

Word History


New Latin, modification of Late Greek kallitrichos beautiful-haired, from Greek kalli- calli- + Late Greek -trichos, from Greek trich-, thrix hair

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“Callitriche.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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