bartsia

noun bart·sia \ ˈbärtsēə \

Definition of bartsia

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 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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