doronicum

noun
do·​ron·​i·​cum | \ də-ˈrä-ni-kəm How to pronounce doronicum (audio) \

Definition of doronicum

: any of a genus (Doronicum) of Eurasian perennial composite herbs including several cultivated for their showy yellow flower heads

First Known Use of doronicum

1753, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for doronicum

New Latin, genus name, from Arabic darūnaj, a plant of this genus

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“Doronicum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/doronicum. Accessed 29 Sep. 2020.

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