Callitriche

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

Definition of Callitriche

: 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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History and Etymology for Callitriche

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Callitriche. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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