phacelia

phacelia

[fuh-see-lee-uh]
noun
any of numerous plants belonging to the genus Phacelia, of the waterleaf family, chiefly of the western U.S. and Mexico, having clusters of violet, blue, or white flowers.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin (1789), equivalent to Greek phákel(os) bundle (referring to the clustered flowers) + Neo-Latin -ia -ia

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phacelia (fəˈsiːlɪə)
 
n
any plant of the mostly annual American genus Phacelia, esp P. campanularia, grown for its large, deep blue bell flowers: family Hydrophyllaceae
 
[New Latin, from Greek phakelos cluster (from the habit of the flowers) +-ia]

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