capitalized : a genus of tropical Asiatic and African plants (family Gentianaceae) including one species (E. affine) of herbaceous biennials with bluish to dark lavender flowers that are often cultivated in the greenhouse
plural -s : any plant of the genus Exacum

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, a kind of centaury, from Gaulish

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“Exacum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/exacum. Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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