sabbatia

noun sab·ba·tia \səˈbāsh(ē)ə, -batēə\

Definition of sabbatia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of smooth slender North American herbs (family Gentianaceae) with opposite leaves and showy white or rose-pink cymose flowers — see marsh pink

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Sabbatia — see american centaury

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Origin and Etymology of sabbatia

New Latin, from Liberatus Sabbati, 18th century Italian botanist + New Latin -ia


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