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gentianella

/ˌdʒɛnʃəˈnɛlə; -ʃɪə-/
noun
1.
any of various gentianaceous plants, esp the alpine species Gentiana acaulis, which has showy blue flowers
2.
any of several related plants of the genus Gentianella
Word Origin
C17: from New Latin, literally: a little gentian
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  • "I am going to find the Witch's daughter," answered Princess gentianella, looking back impatiently.

  • That was how the Princess gentianella was left alone in the most beautiful garden on this side of the sun.

  • "There was a prince on the other side," confessed the Princess gentianella.

  • Princess gentianella gathered up her train with much dignity and turned her back on the Prince.

  • Gentian-blue is a useful word, bringing to mind the piercingly powerful hue of the gentianella.

    Wood and Garden Gertrude Jekyll
  • All the laughter died out of Princess gentianella's face, and she looked up at the wymp in a very woe-begone manner indeed.

  • Princess gentianella danced for joy, in and out of the Prince's bright flower-beds.

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