asarabacca

noun as·a·ra·bac·ca \ ˌasərəˈbakə \

Definition of asarabacca

plural -s
: a plant of the genus Asarum

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Origin and Etymology of asarabacca

alteration of earlier asarabacara, probably from Spanish asarabácara, irregular from ásaro asarabacca (from Latin asarum hazelwort) + bácara clary (Salvia sclarea), from Latin baccaris, a plant with an aromatic root, from Greek bakkaris


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