Definition of alchemilla
1 capitalized : a genus of widely distributed perennial herbs (family Rosaceae) with compound serrate leaves and inconspicuous flowers — see lady's-mantle
2 plural -s : a plant of the genus Alchemilla
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Origin and Etymology of alchemilla
New Latin, perhaps from Medieval Latin alchymia alchemy; from the belief that the dew on the leaves of the plants is efficacious in alchemy
First Known Use: 1526
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