: a small genus of densely tufted annual or perennial herbs (family Portulacaceae) having alternate or opposite fleshy leaves, flowers with two sepals and usually two to five white or pink petals, and a three-seeded capsule see blinks, toad lily

Word History


New Latin, from Giuseppe Monti †1760 Italian botanist & New Latin -ia

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“Montia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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