: the type genus of Gentianaceae comprising numerous annual, biennial, or perennial herbs which have smooth opposite leaves and showy solitary or cymose flowers with 4-lobed or 5-lobed corolla and some of which contain a bitter glycoside often used as a tonic see gentian

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New Latin, from Latin, gentian

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“Gentiana.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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