Gratiola

noun Gra·ti·o·la \grəˈtīələ, -tēə-\

Definition of Gratiola

  1. :  a genus of small widely distributed herbs (family Scrophulariaceae) with opposite sessile leaves and usually two bracts at the base of the calyx — see hedge hyssop

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Origin and Etymology of gratiola

New Latin, diminutive of Latin gratia grace; from its alleged healing qualities — more at grace


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