nemesia

noun
ne·​me·​sia | \ nə̇ˈmēzh(ē)ə\

Definition of nemesia

1 capitalized : a genus of African herbs or subshrubs (family Scrophulariaceae) having variously colored, irregular, slightly spurred, mostly racemose flowers
2 plural -s : a plant of the genus Nemesia

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History and Etymology for nemesia

New Latin, from Greek, plural of nemesion catchfly

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