: a small genus of herbs (family Rosaceae) native to temperate regions with odd-pinnate stipulate leaves and small apetalous flowers in dense terminal spikes or clusters see burnet sense 2

Word History


New Latin, from sangui- + -sorba (from Latin sorbēre to absorb); from its styptic quality

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“Sanguisorba.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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