bartsia

noun bart·sia \ˈbärtsēə\

Definition of bartsia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a small genus of partly parasitic herbs (family Scrophulariaceae) of the northern hemisphere with opposite leaves and showy irregular flowers in terminal leafy spikes — see alpine bartsia

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Bartsia

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Origin and Etymology of bartsia

New Latin, irregular from Johann Bartsch †1738 German physician in Surinam + New Latin -ia


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