Lysimachia

noun

Ly·​si·​mach·​ia
ˌlīsəˈmakēə
: a widely distributed genus of herbs (family Primulaceae) with leafy stems, leaves opposite or whorled, and yellow flowers see loosestrife sense 1, moneywort

Word History

Etymology

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lysimachia. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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