herba impia

noun

her·​ba im·​pia
ˌ(h)ərbəˈimpēə
: a cotton rose (Filago germanica)

Word History

Etymology

Latin, literally, undutiful or unfilial herb; from the fact that small branches shoot out from the top of the main stem and on top of the parent stem

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“Herba impia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/herba%20impia. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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