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

Word History


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

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“Vaccaria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Apr. 2024.

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