: a genus of plants (family Urticaceae) native to Corsica and Sardinia and cultivated elsewhere as pot plants with small leaves and tiny solitary flowers that form dense mossy mats see baby's tears

Word History


New Latin, from Greek helxinē pellitory, bindweed, from helkein to drag, pull

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“Helxine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Helxine. Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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