fringed gentian

any of various herbs of the genus Gentianopsis having the margins of the corolla lobes fringed; sometimes included in genus Gentiana
Hypernyms: ↑gentian
Member Holonyms: ↑Gentianopsis, ↑genus Gentianopsis

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: any of several No. American herbs of the genus Gentiana having the margin of the corolla lobes fringed: as
a. : a widely but irregularly distributed annual or biennial herb (G. crinita) of eastern and central No. America that has violet-blue or white fringed flowers
b. : a similar but somewhat smaller blue-flowered plant (G. procera) of central and western No. America

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a plant of the genus Gentianopsis (or Gentiana), esp. G. crinita, having a tubular blue corolla with four fringed petals.
[1805-15, Amer.]

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fringed gentian «frihnjd»,
an eastern North American gentian with a showy, sky-blue, delicately fringed corolla.

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  • fringed gentian — ☆ fringed gentian n. any of several gentians having blue flowers with fringed petals and native to N U.S. and Canada …   English World dictionary

  • fringed gentian — a plant of the genus Gentianopsis (or Gentiana), esp. G. crinita, having a tubular blue corolla with four fringed petals. [1805 15, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • gentian — /jen sheuhn/, n. 1. any of several plants of the genera Gentiana, Gentianella, and Gentianopsis, having usually blue, or sometimes yellow, white, or red, flowers, as the fringed gentian of North America, or Gentiana lutea, of Europe. Cf. gentian… …   Universalium

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  • gentian family — noun chiefly herbaceous plants with showy flowers; some are cultivated as ornamentals • Syn: ↑Gentianaceae, ↑family Gentianaceae • Hypernyms: ↑dicot family, ↑magnoliopsid family • Member Holonyms: ↑Gentianales, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • gentian family — the plant family Gentianaceae, typified by herbaceous plants having simple opposite leaves, usually blue flowers with five united petals, and fruit in the form of a capsule, and including the closed gentian, fringed gentian, centaury, exacum, and …   Universalium

  • Gentian — Gen tian (j[e^]n shan or j[e^]n sh[i^]*an), n. [OE. genciane, F. gentiane, L. gentiana, fr. Gentius, an Illyrian king, said to have discovered its properties.] (Bot.) Any one of a genus ({Gentiana}) of herbaceous plants with opposite leaves and a …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gentian — [jen′shən] adj. [ME genciane < OFr gentiane < L gentiana, of Illyrian orig.] designating a family (Gentianaceae, order Gentianales) of dicotyledonous plants, including the fringed gentians and the closed gentians n. 1. any of a large genus… …   English World dictionary

  • tufted gentian — noun small blue flowered fringed gentian of Sierra Nevada mountains • Syn: ↑Gentianopsis holopetala, ↑Gentiana holopetala • Hypernyms: ↑fringed gentian …   Useful english dictionary

  • blue gentian — noun 1. : any of several blue flowered gentians: as a. : fringed gentian b. : soapwort gentian c. : closed gentian …   Useful english dictionary

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