green gentian

noun
tall herb with panicles of white flowers flushed with green; northwestern United States; sometimes placed in genus Swertia
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Frasera, ↑genus Frasera

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noun
: any of several plants of the genus Swertia found chiefly in the Rocky mountain region

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n.
a plant, Frasera speciosa, of the gentian family, native to the northwestern U.S., having open clusters of purple-spotted, greenish-white flowers that blend in with its leaves.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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