noun Her·ni·ar·ia \ˌhərnēˈa(a)rēə\

Definition of Herniaria

  1. :  a genus of small Old World herbs (family Caryophyllaceae) with minute green flowers — see rupturewort

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Origin and Etymology of herniaria

New Latin, from Latin hernia rupture + New Latin -aria — more at hernia

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