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alchemilla Line breaks: al¦che|milla
Pronunciation: /ˌalkəˈmɪlə/

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Definition of alchemilla in English:


A plant of a genus that includes lady’s mantle and its relatives.
  • Genus Alchemilla, family Rosaceae


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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