- any of several species of semiparasitic scrophulariaceous plants, including red bartsia (Odontites verna), a pink-flowered weed of cornfields
Word Origin for bartsia
C18: New Latin, named after Johann Bartsch (died 1738), German botanist
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Examples from the Web for bartsia
Historical Examples of bartsia
Bartsia, a genus of Scrophulariace, green half-parasites upon roots of grasses.