noun Cap·sel·la \kapˈselə\

Definition of Capsella

  1. :  a genus of widely distributed weeds of the family Cruciferae with basal tufted leaves, small white racemose flowers, and notched markedly flattened pods — see shepherd's purse

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Origin and Etymology of capsella

New Latin, from Latin capsa box, case + New Latin -ella — more at case

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