capitalized : a large genus of widely distributed perennial herbs (family Valerianaceae) having lobed or dissected leaves and cymose white or pink flowers with spurless corollas
plural -s : any plant of the genus Valeriana

Word History


New Latin, from Medieval Latin, valerian

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“Valeriana.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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