Caltha

noun
Cal·​tha | \ ˈkalthə \

Definition of Caltha

: a small genus of marsh or aquatic herbs (family Ranunculaceae) growing in arctic and temperate regions and having rounded and cordate or reniform leaves and apetalous flowers with yellow, white, or pink showy sepals — see marsh marigold

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History and Etymology for Caltha

New Latin, from Latin, pot marigold

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“Caltha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Caltha. Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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