: 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

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2023.

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