fringed gentian


a plant of the genus Gentianopsis (or Gentiana), especially G. crinita, having a tubular blue corolla with four fringed petals.

Nearby words

  1. fringe area,
  2. fringe benefit,
  3. fringe tree,
  4. fringe-toed lizard,
  5. fringed,
  6. fringed orchis,
  7. fringed polygala,
  8. fringehead,
  9. fringillid,
  10. fringilline

Origin of fringed gentian

An Americanism dating back to 1805–15 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019