ge·​rar·​dia jə-ˈrär-dē-ə How to pronounce gerardia (audio)
: any of a genus (Agalinis synonym Gerardia) of often root-parasitic herbs of the snapdragon family having pink, purple, or white flowers

Word History


New Latin, from John Gerard †1612 English botanist

First Known Use

1851, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of gerardia was in 1851

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“Gerardia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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