krigia

noun
krig·​ia | \ ˈkrigēə \

Definition of krigia

1 capitalized : a genus of small branched yellow-flowered North American herbs that are related to the chicories but resemble dandelions and have a pappus of both bristles and chaff and short achenes
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Krigia

called also dwarf dandelion

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History and Etymology for krigia

New Latin, from David Krig, 18th century American plant collector + New Latin -ia

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“Krigia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/krigia. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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