Definition of bartsia in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbärtsēə/


A herbaceous plant of the figwort family. Some kinds obtain additional nourishment by attachment to the roots of other plants, especially grasses.
  • Bartsia and related genera, family Scrophulariaceae: several species, in particular the pink-flowered red bartsia (Odontites serotina).
Example sentences
  • Cultivation in combination with growing a competitive crop will limit red bartsia infestations.
  • The flora of these habitat mosaics is outstandingly species-rich and includes many rare northern species, such as alpine bartsia Bartsia alpina and bird's eye primrose Primula farinosa.
  • P. latifolia (red bartsia, common bartsia) grows to 20 cm and is often reddish, with deeply toothed leaves.


Modern Latin, from the name of Johann Bartsch (1709–38), Prussian botanist.

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Syllabification: bart·si·a

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