: a genus of Eurasian herbs of the borage family with alternate leaves and yellow flowers see honeywort sense 1

Word History


New Latin, from Latin cerinthe, cerintha honeywort, from Greek kērinthē, probably from kērinthos beebread, perhaps from kēros wax

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“Cerinthe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cerinthe. Accessed 7 Jun. 2023.

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