Trientalis

noun Tri·en·ta·lis \ˌtrīˌen‧ˈtalə̇s, -āl-, -äl-\

Definition of Trientalis

  1. :  a genus of delicate Eurasian and North American herbs (family Primulaceae) having a whorl of entire leaves and several white stellate flowers on slender peduncles followed by 5-valved capsules — see starflower

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Origin and Etymology of trientalis

New Latin, probably from Latin triantalis vessel, receptacle, from trientalis having a third of a foot, from trient-, triens third part + -alis -al


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