Matthiola

noun Mat·thi·o·la \məˈthīələ\

Definition of Matthiola

  1. :  a genus of Old World herbs and subshrubs (family Cruciferae) having long terete siliques each with numerous winged seeds — see stock 24a

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Origin and Etymology of matthiola

New Latin, from Pierandrea Mattioli (Matthiolus) †1577 Italian physician


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