Dyssodia

noun

Dys·​so·​dia
də̇ˈsōdēə
: a small genus of prairie herbs (family Compositae) found in the central part of North America with fetid finely dissected leaves and small yellow heads of tubular and ray flowers

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, modification of Greek dysōdia foul smell, from dysōdēs ill-smelling + -ia

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“Dyssodia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dyssodia. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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