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  1. any of various western U.S. plants belonging to the genus Clarkia, of the evening primrose family, having narrow leaves and ornamental red or purple flowers.
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Origin of clarkia

< New Latin (1814); named after William Clark; see -ia
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  1. any North American onagraceous plant of the genus Clarkia: cultivated for their red, purple, or pink flowers
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Word Origin

C19: New Latin, named after William Clark, who discovered it
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