Thysa·no·car·pus | \ˌthīsənōˈkärpəs, ˌthis-\

Definition of Thysanocarpus 

: a small genus of slender annual herbs (family Cruciferae) that have pinnatifid basal leaves, entire stem leaves, small white flowers, and an ovate or orbicular one-seeded winged silicle and are widely distributed in dry upland areas of the Pacific coast of North America — see fringepod

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New Latin, from thysan- + -carpus

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