Lathraea

noun Lath·raea \laˈthrēə\

Definition of Lathraea

  1. :  a genus of parasitic plants (family Orobanchaceae) having scaly leaves, small flowers, and explosively splitting capsules

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Origin and Etymology of lathraea

New Latin, from Greek lathraios secret; akin to Greek lanthanein to escape notice — more at latent


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