: a genus of low herbs (family Caryophyllaceae) growing in the north temperate regions and having opposite entire leaves, small white flowers, and few-seeded capsules see sandwort

Word History


New Latin, from P. H. G. Moehring †1792 German naturalist + New Latin -ia

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“Moehringia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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