galinsoga

noun

gal·​in·​so·​ga
ˌgalə̇nˈsōgə
1
capitalized : a small genus of weedy tropical American herbs (family Compositae) with opposite leaves and small heads of yellowish flowers some of which have become naturalized in Europe and North America see frenchweed
2
plural galinsoga : any plant of the genus Galinsoga

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, after Mariano M. de Galinsoga †1797 Spanish botanist

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“Galinsoga.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/galinsoga. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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