Camelina

noun Cam·e·li·na \ˌkaməˈlīnə, -lē-; kəˈmelənə\

Definition of Camelina

  1. :  a small genus of Old World herbs (family Cruciferae) distinguished by their ovoid flaxlike seed pods — see false flax, gold of pleasure, small-seeded false flax

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Origin and Etymology of camelina

New Latin, from Medieval Latin camelina, chamaelinum, alteration of Latin chamaemelinus of chamomile, from chamaemelon chamomile — more at chamomile


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