Lathraea

noun
Lath·​raea | \ laˈthrēə \

Definition of Lathraea

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

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History and Etymology for Lathraea

New Latin, from Greek lathraios secret; akin to Greek lanthanein to escape notice

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“Lathraea.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lathraea. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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