sabbatia

noun
sab·​ba·​tia | \ səˈbāsh(ē)ə, -batēə \

Definition of sabbatia

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

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History and Etymology for sabbatia

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

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“Sabbatia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sabbatia. Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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