linaria

linaria

[lahy-nair-ee-uh, li-]
noun
any of various plants belonging to the genus Linaria, of the figwort family, especially of the cultivated species, as L. maroccana or L. aeruginea, having slender clusters of spurred flowers in a variety of colors.

Origin:
1570–80; < Neo-Latin; Medieval Latin līnāria toadflax, equivalent to Latin līn(um) flax + -āria -ary

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To linaria
Related Words
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature