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: a genus of European herbs (family Boraginaceae) having large basal leaves, cymose blue flowers with a 5-lobed funnel-shaped corolla, and large nutlets see bethlehem sage , lungwort


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plural noun

in some especially former classifications
: a group comprising the pulmonate arachnids (as the scorpions and spiders)


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taxonomic synonym of pulmonata:1

Word History



New Latin, from Latin, feminine of pulmonarius

Plural noun

New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of pulmonarius

New Latin, from Latin, neuter plural of pulmonarius

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“Pulmonaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pulmonaria. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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