aubrietia

aubrietia

[aw-bree-shuh, -shee-uh, oh-bree-]
noun
any of several plants belonging to the genus Aubrietia, of the mustard family, forming dense mats and having numerous small, purplish flowers.

Origin:
1763; < Neo-Latin, named after Claude Aubriet (1651–1743), French painter of plants and animals; see -a2

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aubrietia, aubrieta or aubretia (ɔːˈbriːʃə)
 
n
any trailing purple-flowered plant of the genus Aubrieta, native to European mountains but widely planted in rock gardens: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
 
[C19: from New Latin, named after Claude Aubriet, 18th-century French painter of flowers and animals]
 
aubrieta, aubrieta or aubretia
 
n
 
[C19: from New Latin, named after Claude Aubriet, 18th-century French painter of flowers and animals]
 
aubretia, aubrieta or aubretia
 
n
 
[C19: from New Latin, named after Claude Aubriet, 18th-century French painter of flowers and animals]

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