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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“Thysanocarpus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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