androsace

[ an-dros-uh-kee, -uh-see ]
/ ænˈdrɒs əˌki, -əˌsi /
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noun

any plant of the genus Androsace, of the primrose family, having basal leaves and white or reddish flowers.

Nearby words

  1. androphobia,
  2. androphore,
  3. andropov,
  4. andros,
  5. andros, sir edmund,
  6. androscoggin,
  7. androsphinx,
  8. androspore,
  9. androstane,
  10. androstene

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

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Examples from the Web for androsace

  • 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.