galinsoga

noun gal·in·so·ga \ˌgalə̇nˈsōgə\

Definition of galinsoga

  1. 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

  2. 2 plural galinsoga :  any plant of the genus Galinsoga

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Origin and Etymology of galinsoga

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


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