verbesina

noun ver·be·si·na \ˌvərbəˈsīnə, -sēnə\

Definition of verbesina

  1. 1 capitalized :  a small genus of herbs (family Compositae) having yellow or white heads of tubular and radiate flowers — see gravelweed, virginia crownbeard

  2. 2 plural -s :  any plant of the genus Verbesina —called also crownbeard

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Origin and Etymology of verbesina

New Latin, modification (influenced by Verbena) of Italian dialect forbesina verbesina


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