capitalized : a small genus of herbs (family Compositae) having yellow or white heads of tubular and radiate flowers see gravelweed, virginia crownbeard
plural -s : any plant of the genus Verbesina

called also crownbeard

Word History


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

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“Verbesina.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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