pha·​ce·​lia | \ fəˈsēlēə \

Definition of phacelia

1 capitalized : a genus of American herbs (family Hydrophyllaceae) with usually pinnatifid or dissected leaves and blue, purple, or white flowers in scorpioid cymes — see california bluebell
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Phacelia

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History and Etymology for phacelia

New Latin, from Greek phakelos bundle, faggot + New Latin -ia

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“Phacelia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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