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astrantia

Line breaks: astran|tia
Pronunciation: /əˈstrantɪə
 
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Definition of astrantia in English:

noun

A plant of the parsley family with small compact starlike heads of tiny flowers surrounded by prominent bracts, native to Europe and western Asia.
  • Genus Astrantia, family Umbelliferae: several species, in particular A. major, which is often grown in gardens
Example sentences
  • Like the astrantia described above, Primula capitata likes moist soil in partial shade.
  • The designers have chosen astrantias, roses, campanula, achilleas, an acer and an ornamental cherry.
  • Around the house are herbaceous beds with cranesbill, catmint, astrantias, irises and hostas in subtle colours.

Origin

modern Latin, perhaps from Greek astēr 'star'.

Words that rhyme with astrantia

Bastia

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