collinsonia

noun

col·​lin·​so·​nia
ˌkälə̇nˈsōnēə
1
capitalized : a genus of aromatic herbs (family Labiatae) with large ovate leaves and terminal spikes of yellow flowers see horse balm
2
plural -s : any plant of the genus Collinsonia

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Peter Collinson †1768 English naturalist + New Latin -ia

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“Collinsonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/collinsonia. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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