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androsace

[an-dros-uh-kee, -uh-see] /ænˈdrɒs əˌki, -əˌsi/
noun
1.
any plant of the genus Androsace, of the primrose family, having basal leaves and white or reddish flowers.
Origin
< New Latin < Greek andrósakes a marine plant (perhaps equivalent to andrós (genitive of anḗr man) + -akes, derivative of ákos cure); probably misconstrued by Linnaeus as a compound with Greek sákos shield
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