linnaea

noun
lin·​naea | \ lə̇ˈnēə \

Definition of linnaea

1 capitalized : a monotypic genus of creeping evergreen subshrubs (family Caprifoliaceae) of the northern parts of both hemispheres with small exstipulate leaves and the flowers borne in pairs at the end of elongated peduncles and having the corolla campanulate — see twinflower
2 plural -s : a plant of the genus Linnaea

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History and Etymology for linnaea

New Latin, from Carolus Linnaeus (Latinized form of Carl von Linné) †1778 Swedish botanist

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“Linnaea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/linnaea. Accessed 21 Sep. 2020.

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