valeriana

noun

va·​le·​ri·​ana
vəˌlirēˈanə,
-ˈä-,
-ˈā-
1
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
2
plural -s : any plant of the genus Valeriana

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Medieval Latin, valerian

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“Valeriana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/valeriana. Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

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