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soldanella Line breaks: sol¦dan|ella
Pronunciation: /ˌsɒldəˈnɛlə/

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Definition of soldanella in English:


A dwarf European alpine plant with bell-shaped flowers that have fringed petals and often appear in snow.
  • Genus Soldanella, family Primulaceae
Example sentences
  • We have no soldanellas and auriculas, and Alpine cowslips, no brilliant gentians and anemones.
  • In the meadows you may also observe a wide variety of Alpine plants: gentians, soldanellas, primroses, harebells and edelweiss.
  • Starting from the beach towards the dune, one can distinguish a ‘pioneer’ formation, made up of beach-grasses, sea-lilies, speedwells and soldanellas.


Modern Latin, from Italian, of unknown ultimate origin.

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