alpine bartsia


Definition of alpine bartsia

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

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Join MWU now and get access to America’s largest dictionary, with:

  • 300,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

Origin and Etymology of alpine bartsia

partial translation of New Latin Bartsia alpina

First Known Use: 1799

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up alpine bartsia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


a brief usually trivial fact

Get Word of the Day daily email!