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[an-dros-uh-kee, -uh-see] /ænˈdrɒs əˌki, -əˌsi/
any plant of the genus Androsace, of the primrose family, having basal leaves and white or reddish flowers.
Origin of androsace
< New Latin < Greek andrósakes a marine plant (perhaps equivalent to andrós (genitive of anḗr man) + -akes, derivative of ákos cure); probably misconstrued by Linnaeus as a compound with Greek sákos shield Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • In more sunny places a Primula and androsace were in full flower.

  • In another part grew an androsace with two drooping flowers.

    Lachesis Lapponica Carl von Linn
  • Wild flowers had also begun to vegetate: a violet was in flower on the banks of streamlets, as well as a Primula and an androsace.

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