fumaria

noun

fu·​mar·​ia
fyüˈma(a)rēə
1
capitalized : a genus of annual herbs (family Fumariaceae) with only one petal spurred at the base and a one-seeded globose capsule
2
plural fumariae
-ēˌē
: an extract or dried leaves of the common fumitory formerly used as a tonic and alterative

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Late Latin, fumitory, from Latin fumus smoke + -aria

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“Fumaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fumaria. Accessed 28 Nov. 2022.

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