Vac·​car·​ia | \ vaˈka(a)rēə \

Definition of Vaccaria

in some classifications
: a small genus of Eurasian annual herbs (family Caryophyllaceae) having opposite acute leaves and rather small red or pink flowers in terminal cymes followed by 5-angled much inflated capsules and being usually included in the genus Saponaria

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History and Etymology for Vaccaria

New Latin, from Medieval Latin, cow pasture; from its value as fodder

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“Vaccaria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2020.

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