Sideritis

noun Sid·er·i·tis \ˌsidəˈrītə̇s\

Definition of Sideritis

  1. :  a genus of European woolly mints having small flowers with the corolla included in the calyx

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Origin and Etymology of sideritis

New Latin, from Latin, ironwort, from Greek sidēritis, from feminine of sidēritēs of iron, from sidēr- sider- + -itēs -ite


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