noun Mol·uc·cel·la \ˌmäləkˈselə\

Definition of Moluccella

  1. :  a small genus of mints found in the Mediterranean region, cultivated widely, and usually having small white pink-tipped flowers in whorls

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Origin and Etymology of moluccella

New Latin, from Molucca islands, + New Latin -ella

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