ne·​moph·​i·​la | \ ni-ˈmä-fə-lə How to pronounce nemophila (audio) \

Definition of nemophila

: any of a genus (Nemophila) of annual herbs of the waterleaf family chiefly of western North America that are cultivated for their showy blue or white sometimes spotted flowers

Examples of nemophila in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the park's website, approximately 5.3 million nemophila have blossomed in the Miharashi Hill area of the park this year. Kelly Corbett, House Beautiful, 1 May 2020 But there’s more to Hitachi Seaside Park than the nemophila. Andrea Romano, Travel + Leisure, 1 May 2020 Flowers to start: In addition to above there are the harder, smaller seeds that need individual cups ie nemophila, silane, mignonette, Arctic poppy, California poppy, morning glory, Shirley poppies. Jeff Lowenfels, Anchorage Daily News, 27 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of nemophila

1838, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for nemophila

New Latin, from Greek nemos wooded pasture + philos loving

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“Nemophila.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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