parnassia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n parnassia any of various usually evergreen bog plants of the genus Parnassia having broad smooth basal leaves and a single pale flower resembling a buttercup
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Parnassia (Bot) A genus of herbs growing in wet places, and having white flowers; grass of Parnassus.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

The snowdrop and parnassia, if well dried, continue white.
"Flowers and Flower-Gardens" by David Lester Richardson
Parnassia, Swertia, Gentiana, Carices, Composita coronata, Primula, Labiata, Menthoides, Caprifoliacea!
"Journals of Travels in Assam, Burma, Bhootan, Afghanistan and TheNeighbouring Countries" by William Griffith
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