: a genus of herbs (family Compositae) found mostly in temperate and cool regions of Eurasia with heads of blue or purple flowers that resemble thistles see costusroot

Word History


New Latin, after H. Bénédict de Saussure †1799 and his son N. Théodore de Saussure †1845 Swiss naturalists

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“Saussurea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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