Callitriche

noun Cal·lit·ri·che \kəˈli‧trəˌkē, ˌka-lə-ˈtri-kē\

Definition of Callitriche

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of callitriche

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


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