ursinia

noun
ur·​sin·​ia | \ ˌərˈsinēə \

Definition of ursinia

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 plural -s : any plant of the genus Ursinia

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History and Etymology for ursinia

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

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“Ursinia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ursinia. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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