Melampyrum

noun

Mel·​am·​py·​rum
ˌmeləmˈpīrəm
: a small genus of branching annual herbs (family Scrophulariaceae) with opposite leaves and small irregular flowers with four stamens see cowwheat

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek melampyron ball mustard, from melan- + pyros wheat

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“Melampyrum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Melampyrum. Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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