capitalized : a genus (the type of the family Diapensiaceae) of boreal dwarf evergreen plants with small crowded coriaceous leaves and flowers on short peduncles
plural -s : any plant of the genus Diapensia

Word History


New Latin, perhaps irregular from Greek dia pente by fives + New Latin -ia; from the five-leaved calyx

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“Diapensia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diapensia. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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