Ficaria

noun

Fi·​car·​ia
fīˈka(a)rēə
: a small genus of European herbs (family Ranunculaceae) closely related to the buttercups but having three sepals and swollen smooth achenes

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin ficus fig + New Latin -aria; from the appearance of the roots

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“Ficaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ficaria. Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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