Gentianella

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n gentianella low-growing alpine plant cultivated for its dark glossy green leaves in basal rosettes and showy solitary bell-shaped blue flowers
    • n Gentianella genus of herbs with flowers that resemble gentian; in some classifications included in genus Gentiana
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gentianella A kind of blue color.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Gentianella a name for several species of gentian, esp. Gentiana acaulis, with deep-blue flowers
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Gentian

Usage

In literature:

Hawthorn, Gentianella, Anemone, Ranunculus, Columbine, Honeysuckle, Laburnum, Wistaria.
"Enquire Within Upon Everything" by Anonymous
As I afterwards discovered, they were one of the varieties of Gentianellas.
"The Little Savage" by Captain Frederick Marryat
Gentian-blue is a useful word, bringing to mind the piercingly powerful hue of the Gentianella.
"Wood and Garden" by Gertrude Jekyll
That was how the Princess Gentianella was left alone in the most beautiful garden on this side of the sun.
"The Other Side of the Sun" by Evelyn Sharp
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