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aubrietia

[aw-bree-shuh, -shee-uh, oh-bree-] /ɔˈbri ʃə, -ʃi ə, oʊˈbri-/
noun
1.
any of several plants belonging to the genus Aubrietia, of the mustard family, forming dense mats and having numerous small, purplish flowers.
Origin
1763
1763; < Neo-Latin, named after Claude Aubriet (1651-1743), French painter of plants and animals; see -a2
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aubrietia

/ɔːˈbriːʃə/
noun
1.
any trailing purple-flowered plant of the genus Aubrieta, native to European mountains but widely planted in rock gardens: family Brassicaceae (crucifers)
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin, named after Claude Aubriet, 18th-century French painter of flowers and animals
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