Phyllodoce

noun

Phyl·​lod·​o·​ce
fə̇ˈlädəˌsē
1
: a small genus of arctic and alpine shrubs (family Ericaceae) with linear evergreen leaves and nodding umbellate flowers having an ovoid pink, blue, or purple corolla see mountain heath
2
: a genus of polychaete worms that is the type of the family Phyllodocidae

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin Phyllodoce, one of the Nereids

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“Phyllodoce.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Phyllodoce. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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