Cochlearia

noun
Co·​chle·​ar·​ia | \kōklēˈa(a)rēə, ˌkä-, -ˈärēə\

Definition of Cochlearia 

: a genus of fleshy maritime herbs (family Cruciferae) with thick leaves and globose seed pods — see scurvy grass

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History and Etymology for Cochlearia

New Latin, from Latin cochleare spoon + New Latin -ia; from the shape of the leaves

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