exacum

noun

ex·​a·​cum
ˈeksəkəm
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

Word History

Etymology

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 5 Feb. 2023.

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