Mon·​tia | \ˈmäntēə\

Definition of Montia 

: 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

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History and Etymology for Montia

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

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the figure or shape of a crescent moon

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