bartonia

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noun

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plural -s : mentzelia sense 2a
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capitalized : a genus of very small herbs (family Gentianaceae) with scalelike leaves and small yellow flowers

Bartonia

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Bar·​to·​nia
bärˈtōnēə

taxonomic synonym of mentzelia

Word History

Etymology

Noun

New Latin, from B.S.Barton + New Latin -ia

New Latin, from Benjamin S. Barton †1815 American botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Bartonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bartonia. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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