Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of alchemilla in English:
- Genus Alchemilla, family Rosaceae
- The outside comes in, in ad hoc bunches of alchemilla and marguerites, new potatoes, dill, basil, and bunches of mint, we wander out with cups of tea and notebooks.
- Euphorbia, hedera and alchemilla are prime examples.
- Some of her favorite perennials include: Achillea, lobelia, alchemilla and tritoma.
Modern Latin, from a medieval Latin diminutive of alchimia 'alchemy', from the belief that dew from the leaves of the plant could turn base metals into gold.
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