mazus

noun
ma·​zus | \ ˈmāzəs \

Definition of mazus

1 capitalized : a genus of low prostrate or creeping perennial herbs (family Scrophulariaceae) that have blue or white flowers in terminal one-sided racemes and are native to Asia and Australasia but often cultivated as ground covers or rock garden subjects
2 plural mazus : any plant of the genus Mazus

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History and Etymology for mazus

New Latin, from Greek mazos, mastos breast; from the ridges on the lower lip of the flower

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“Mazus.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mazus. Accessed 7 December 2019.

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