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
plural -s : a plant of the genus Linnaea

Word History


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

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“Linnaea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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