Pedalium

noun

Pe·​da·​lium
pəˈdālēəm,
-lyəm
: a genus (the type of the family Pedaliaceae) of smooth annual musky Indian or tropical African herbs having dentate leaves, axillary yellow flowers, and mucilaginous seeds

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek pēdalion rudder, from pēdon oar blade; akin to Greek pod-, pous foot

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“Pedalium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pedalium. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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