Ly·​si·​mach·​ia | \ ˌlīsəˈmakēə \

Definition of Lysimachia

: a widely distributed genus of herbs (family Primulaceae) with leafy stems, leaves opposite or whorled, and yellow flowers — see loosestrife sense 1, moneywort

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History and Etymology for Lysimachia

New Latin, from Latin, a plant, from Greek lysimacheios loosestrife, from Lysimachos Lysimachus fl 5th or 4th centuryb.c. Greek doctor

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“Lysimachia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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