Galium

noun
Ga·​li·​um | \ ˈgālēəm \

Definition of Galium

: a large genus of cosmopolitan usually trailing herbs (family Rubiaceae) with angled stems, opposite or whorled leaves, and small flowers — see cleavers, wild licorice

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History and Etymology for Galium

New Latin, from Greek galion bedstraw, probably from gala milk; from its use to curdle milk

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“Galium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Galium. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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