capitalized : a small genus of annual herbs (family Campanulaceae) distinguished from Campanula by the rotate corolla and narrowly oblong ovary see corn violet, venus's looking-glass
plural -s : any plant of the genus Specularia

Word History


New Latin, from Medieval Latin speculum Veneris campanula, literally, mirror of Venus + New Latin -aria

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“Specularia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/specularia. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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