specularia

noun
spec·​u·​lar·​ia | \ ˌspekyəˈla(a)rēə \

Definition of specularia

1 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
2 plural -s : any plant of the genus Specularia

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History and Etymology for specularia

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

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“Specularia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/specularia. Accessed 25 January 2020.

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