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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History and Etymology for bartsia

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

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“Bartsia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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