krigia

noun krig·ia \ˈkrigēə\

Definition of krigia

  1. 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. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Krigia —called also dwarf dandelion

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Origin and Etymology of krigia

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


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