marica

noun ma·ri·ca \məˈrīkə\

Definition of marica

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of tender perennials (family Iridaceae) resembling the iris and having flowers on the side of leaflike stems

  2. 2 plural -s :  a plant of the genus Marica

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Origin and Etymology of marica

New Latin, from Latin Marica, goddess associated with a sacred grove at Minturnae in central Italy


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