Oreocarya

noun Oreo·car·ya \ˌōrē(ˌ)ōˈka(a)rēə\

Definition of Oreocarya

  1. :  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

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Origin and Etymology of oreocarya

New Latin, from ore- + -carya (from Greek karyon nut) — more at careen


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