collinsia

noun
col·​lin·​sia | \ kəˈlinzēə, -sēə\

Definition of collinsia

1 capitalized : a genus of U.S. biennial or annual herbs (family Scrophulariaceae) with irregular whorled flowers
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Collinsia

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History and Etymology for collinsia

New Latin, from Zaccheus Collins †1831 American botanist + New Latin -ia

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