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collinsia

[ kuh-lin-see-uh, -zee-uh ]

noun

  1. any plant belonging to the genus Collinsia, of the figwort family, having whorled leaves and usually clusters of variously colored flowers.


collinsia

/ kəˈlɪnsɪə; -zɪə /

noun

  1. a North American plant of the scrophulariaceous genus Collinsia, having blue, white, or purple flowers


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Word History and Origins

Origin of collinsia1

1817; after Zaccheus Collins (1764–1831), U.S. botanist; -ia

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Word History and Origins

Origin of collinsia1

C19: New Latin, named after Zaccheus Collins (1764–1831), American botanist

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Example Sentences

Some indeed, such as the lovely Collinsia verna and the large white Iberis, only do well if autumn-sown.

Mignonette, Virginia stock, collinsia, should be sown in spring in little patches or lines.

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