cap : a genus of annual or perennial herbs or shrubs of the family Compositae having alternate leaves and inconspicuous greenish flowers in discoid heads with pistillate heads in the axils of the upper leaves at the bases of nodding spikes or racemes of staminate heads
plural -s : any plant of the genus Franseria

called also bur-ragweed

Word History


New Latin, from Antonio Franseri, 18th century Spanish physician and botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Franseria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Sep. 2023.

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