Cerastium

noun Ce·ras·ti·um \sə̇ˈraschēəm, -stē-\

Definition of Cerastium

  1. :  a large genus of low herbs (family Caryophyllaceae) containing the mouse-ear chickweed and the field chickweed and having small white flowers with bifid petals and cylindrical often curved capsules

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Origin and Etymology of cerastium

New Latin, from Greek kerastēs horned + New Latin -ium


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