flower of Jove

\ -¦jōv \

Definition of flower of Jove

: a European campion (Lychnis flos-jovis) with white-tomentose foliage and pink flowers

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History and Etymology for flower of Jove

after Jove (Jupiter), chief god of the ancient Romans, from Latin Jov-, Jupiter; translation of New Latin flos jovis, specific epithet of Lychnis flos-jovis

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“Flower of Jove.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flower%20of%20Jove. Accessed 24 Jul. 2021.

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