Valerianella

noun
Va·le·ri·a·nel·la | \ -ˈnelə \

Definition of Valerianella 

: 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

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New Latin, from Valeriana + -ella

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