anagallis

noun an·a·gal·lis \ˌanəˈgalə̇s\

Definition of anagallis

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of 15 species of chiefly Old World herbs (family Primulaceae) having mostly opposite leaves and small axillary 5-parted rotate flowers — see pimpernel 2

  2. 2 plural -es :  a plant of the genus Anagallis

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Origin and Etymology of anagallis

New Latin, from Latin, a plant (probably pimpernel or chickweed), from Greek, pimpernel


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