: 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


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

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“Sericocarpus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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