gerardia

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noun ge·rar·dia \jə-ˈrär-dē-ə\

Definition of gerardia

  1. :  any of a genus (Agalinis synonym Gerardia) of often root-parasitic herbs of the snapdragon family having pink, purple, or white flowers

Origin and Etymology of gerardia

New Latin, from John Gerard †1612 English botanist


First Known Use: 1851


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