Crucianella

noun Cru·cia·nel·la \ˌkrüshəˈnelə\

Definition of Crucianella

  1. :  a genus of herbs or low shrubs (family Rubiaceae) with opposite or whorled leaves and small tubular flowers in close clusters

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Origin and Etymology of crucianella

New Latin, irregular diminutive of Latin cruci-, crux cross; from the arrangement of the leaves


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