Cru·​cia·​nel·​la | \ ˌkrüshəˈnelə \

Definition of Crucianella

: 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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History and Etymology for Crucianella

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

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“Crucianella.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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