Sericocarpus

noun

Ser·​i·​co·​car·​pus
ˌserə̇kōˈkärpəs
: a small genus of herbs (family Compositae) of the eastern U.S. having corymbose white-rayed flower heads with an ovoid involucre, squamous bracts, and silky achenes

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek sērikos silken + New Latin -carpus

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“Sericocarpus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Sericocarpus. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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