alpine bartsia

noun

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

Word History

Etymology

partial translation of New Latin Bartsia alpina

First Known Use

1799, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of alpine bartsia was in 1799

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“Alpine bartsia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/alpine%20bartsia. Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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