Melampyrum

noun Mel·am·py·rum \ˌmeləmˈpīrəm\

Definition of Melampyrum

  1. :  a small genus of branching annual herbs (family Scrophulariaceae) with opposite leaves and small irregular flowers with four stamens — see cowwheat

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Origin and Etymology of melampyrum

New Latin, from Greek melampyron ball mustard, from melan- + pyros wheat — more at furze


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