noun Sam·o·lus \ˈsamələs\

Definition of Samolus

  1. :  a small genus of mainly tropical herbs (family Primulaceae) having small white flowers with a perigynous corolla including five stamens and five staminodia — see brookweed

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Origin and Etymology of samolus

New Latin, from Latin, a plant growing in wet places, of Gaulish origin

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a trip made at another's expense

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