: a genus of annual herbs (family Valerianaceae) that are natives of the Old World but naturalized widely (as in the U.S.) and are distinguished by the variously appendaged but not pappose calyx compare corn salad

Word History


New Latin, from Valeriana + -ella

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“Valerianella.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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