nieveta

noun
nie·​ve·​ta | \ ˌnēəˈvētə, nyəˈ- \
plural -s

Definition of nieveta

: a low Californian herb of the genus Cryptantha (family Boraginaceae) with small white flowers like forget-me-nots

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History and Etymology for nieveta

American Spanish, from nieve snow, from Latin niv-, nix

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“Nieveta.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nieveta. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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