parnassia

noun
par·​nas·​sia | \ pärˈnasēə, -syə \

Definition of parnassia

1 capitalized : a genus of smooth bog herbs (family Saxifragaceae) native to arctic and temperate regions and having basal entire leaves and white flowers
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Parnassia

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History and Etymology for parnassia

New Latin, from Latin Parnasus, Parnassus Parnassus (from Greek Parnasos, Parnassos) + New Latin -ia

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“Parnassia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parnassia. Accessed 16 Jun. 2021.

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