Stellaria

noun
Stel·​lar·​ia | \ stəˈla(a)rēə \

Definition of Stellaria

: a genus of herbs (family Caryophyllaceae) having linear to ovate exstipulate leaves and flowers with deeply notched petals and three styles succeeded by ovoid capsular fruits

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History and Etymology for Stellaria

New Latin, from Latin stella star + New Latin -aria

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“Stellaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Stellaria. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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