: a genus of low perennial herbs (family Onagraceae) with whitish to roseate flowers in racemes and an indehiscent fruit covered with bristly hooked hairs that are widely distributed in cool and temperate regions of the northern hemisphere and that comprise the enchanter's nightshades

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New Latin, from Latin, feminine of Circaeus of Circe

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“Circaea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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