Swertia

noun Swer·tia \ˈswərsh(ē)ə, -rtēə\

Definition of Swertia

  1. :  a small genus of herbs (family Gentianaceae) found chiefly in the western U.S. and having thick, bitter roots, opposite or whorled leaves, and dull-colored flowers — see green gentian

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Origin and Etymology of swertia

New Latin, from Emanuel Swert (Sweert), 17th century Dutch botanist + New Latin -ia


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