Montia

noun

Mon·​tia
ˈmäntēə
: 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

Etymology

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

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“Montia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Montia. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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