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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