gerardia

noun
ge·​rar·​dia | \ jə-ˈrär-dē-ə How to pronounce gerardia (audio) \

Definition of gerardia

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

First Known Use of gerardia

1851, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for gerardia

New Latin, from John Gerard †1612 English botanist

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“Gerardia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gerardia. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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