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bartsia

noun
  1. any of several species of semiparasitic scrophulariaceous plants, including red bartsia (Odontites verna), a pink-flowered weed of cornfields

Word Origin

C18: New Latin, named after Johann Bartsch (died 1738), German botanist
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  • Bartsia, a genus of Scrophulariace, green half-parasites upon roots of grasses.

    The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 3

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