exacum

noun
ex·a·cum | \ ˈeksəkəm \

Definition of exacum 

1 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

2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Exacum

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History and Etymology for exacum

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

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