soldanella

noun sol·da·nel·la \ˌsäldəˈnelə, ˌsōl-\

Definition of soldanella

  1. 1 capitalized :  a small genus of European low-growing perennial alpine herbs (family Primulaceae) having basal fleshy leaves and nodding scapose blue or pink flowers with the corolla lobes often fringed

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Soldanella

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Origin and Etymology of soldanella

New Latin, from Italian, soldanella


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