Parietaria

noun
Pa·​ri·​e·​tar·​ia | \ pəˌrīəˈta(a)rēə \

Definition of Parietaria

: a small genus of widely distributed stingless herbs (family Urticaceae) with alternate entire leaves and small greenish flowers in the leaf axils — see pellitory sense 2

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History and Etymology for Parietaria

New Latin, from Late Latin, pellitory-of-the-wall, from feminine of parietarius of a wall, from Latin pariet-, paries wall + -arius -ary

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“Parietaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Parietaria. Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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