[ kuh-lin-see-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ kəˈlɪn si ə, -zi ə /
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any plant belonging to the genus Collinsia, of the figwort family, having whorled leaves and usually clusters of variously colored flowers.
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Origin of collinsia
1817; after Zaccheus Collins (1764–1831), U.S. botanist; see -ia
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How to use collinsia in a sentence
Some indeed, such as the lovely Collinsia verna and the large white Iberis, only do well if autumn-sown.Wood and Garden|Gertrude Jekyll
Mignonette, Virginia stock, collinsia, should be sown in spring in little patches or lines.What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games and Pastimes|Dorothy Canfield Fisher
British Dictionary definitions for collinsia
/ (kəˈlɪnsɪə, -zɪə) /
a North American plant of the scrophulariaceous genus Collinsia, having blue, white, or purple flowers
Word Origin for collinsia
C19: New Latin, named after Zaccheus Collins (1764–1831), American botanist
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