Gentiana

noun Gen·ti·ana \ ˌjenchēˈanə , -ˈänə , -ˈānə \

Definition of Gentiana

: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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Origin and Etymology of gentiana

New Latin, from Latin, gentian


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