alpine bartsia

noun

Definition of alpine bartsia

: a hemiparasitic herb (Bartsia alpina) of arctic America and northern Europe with opposite leaves and showy irregular purple flowers in a leafy spike

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First Known Use of alpine bartsia

1799, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for alpine bartsia

partial translation of New Latin Bartsia alpina

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“Alpine bartsia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alpine%20bartsia. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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