Definition of cerastium in English:

cerastium

Line breaks: cer¦as|tium
Pronunciation: /sɪˈrastɪəm/

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noun (plural cerastiums)

  • A plant of a genus that includes chickweed and snow-in-summer.
    • Genus Cerastium, family Caryophyllaceae

Origin

modern Latin, from Greek kerastēs 'horned' (with reference to the shape of many seed capsules) + -ium.

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