Oreocarya

noun

Oreo·​car·​ya
ˌōrē(ˌ)ōˈka(a)rēə
: a genus of perennial herbs (family Boraginaceae) that resemble forget-me-nots, have leafy stems and small white or yellow flowers in one-sided spikes or racemes, and are found in the western U.S. and adjacent Mexico

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from ore- + -carya (from Greek karyon nut)

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“Oreocarya.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Oreocarya. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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