linaria

noun
li·​nar·​ia | \ līˈna(a)rēə, -ner- \

Definition of linaria

1 capitalized : a genus of herbs and undershrubs (family Scrophulariaceae) having a personate spurred corolla — see toadflax
2 plural -s : any plant or flower of the genus Linaria

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History and Etymology for linaria

New Latin, from lin- (from Latin linum) + -aria

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“Linaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/linaria. Accessed 17 Jan. 2021.

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