Trientalis

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

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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History and Etymology for 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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“Trientalis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Trientalis. Accessed 21 Jan. 2022.

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