ursinia

noun ur·sin·ia \ˌərˈsinēə\

Definition of ursinia

  1. 1 capitalized :  a genus of annual or perennial southern African herbs or subshrubs (family Compositae) used as ornamentals with usually yellow flowers and fruit with a white enlarged pappus

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

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Origin and Etymology of ursinia

New Latin, from Johann Heinrich Ursinus (Latinization of German Bär) †1667 German theologian + New Latin -ia


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