closed gentian


a gentian, Gentiana andrewsii, of the eastern and central U.S., having tight clusters of dark blue, closed flowers.

Nearby words

  1. closed door,
  2. closed drainage,
  3. closed ecosystem,
  4. closed fracture,
  5. closed game,
  6. closed head injury,
  7. closed hospital,
  8. closed interval,
  9. closed loop,
  10. closed plan

Origin of closed gentian

An Americanism dating back to 1855–60

Also called bottle gentian. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019