Definition of Trientalis
: 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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