capitalized : a genus of marsh herbs (family Umbelliferae) having clustered fusiform tuberous roots and leaves only once-pinnate or reduced to slender petioles like rushes see cowbane, water dropwort
plural -es : any plant of the genus Oxypolis

Word History


New Latin, from oxy- + Greek polis city

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“Oxypolis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/oxypolis. Accessed 30 May. 2023.

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