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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