collinsia

[kuh-lin-see-uh, -zee-uh]
noun
any plant belonging to the genus Collinsia, of the figwort family, having whorled leaves and usually clusters of variously colored flowers.

Origin:
1817; after Zaccheus Collins (1764–1831), U.S. botanist; see -ia

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collinsia (kəˈlɪnsɪə, -zɪə)
 
n
a North American plant of the scrophulariaceous genus Collinsia, having blue, white, or purple flowers
 
[C19: New Latin, named after Zaccheus Collins (1764--1831), American botanist]

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