Myosurus

noun
My·​o·​su·​rus | \ ˌmīəˈs(h)u̇rəs, -īəsˈyu̇-\

Definition of Myosurus

: a genus of small annual herbs (family Ranunculaceae) found in temperate regions and having tufted linear-spatulate radical leaves and flowers with the receptacle slender and elongated in fruit — see mousetail

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History and Etymology for Myosurus

New Latin, from Greek myos (genitive of mys mouse) + New Latin -urus

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