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collinsia

[ kuh-lin-see-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ kəˈlɪn si ə, -zi ə /
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noun
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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British Dictionary definitions for collinsia

collinsia
/ (kəˈlɪnsɪə, -zɪə) /

noun
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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