Gra·​ti·​o·​la | \ grəˈtīələ, -tēə- \

Definition of Gratiola

: 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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History and Etymology for Gratiola

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

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“Gratiola.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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