noun Mer·ten·sia \(ˌ)mərˈtench(ē)ə, -n(t)sēə\

Definition of Mertensia

  1. :  a large genus of herbs (family Boraginaceae) of temperate regions with funnel-shaped blue or purple flowers — see virginia cowslip

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Origin and Etymology of mertensia

New Latin, from Franz K Mertens, †1831 German botanist + New Latin -ia

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