[ fuh-see-lee-uh ]
/ fəˈsi li ə /
any of numerous plants belonging to the genus Phacelia, of the waterleaf family, chiefly of the western U.S. and Mexico, having clusters of violet, blue, or white flowers.
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Origin of phacelia
<New Latin (1789), equivalent to Greek phákel(os) bundle (referring to the clustered flowers) + New Latin -ia-ia
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Example sentences from the Web for phacelia
It is needless to say that this is not a true heliotrope, but belongs to the closely allied genus, Phacelia.The Wild Flowers of California: Their Names, Haunts, and Habits|Mary Elizabeth Parsons
British Dictionary definitions for phacelia
/ (fəˈsiːlɪə) /
any plant of the mostly annual American genus Phacelia, esp P. campanularia, grown for its large, deep blue bell flowers: family Hydrophyllaceae
Word Origin for phacelia
New Latin, from Greek phakelos cluster (from the habit of the flowers) + -ia
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