from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of various North American plants of the genus Collinsia, which includes blue-eyed Mary and Chinese houses.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of annual plants, of the natural order Scrophulariaceæ.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. genus of hardy annual herbs of western United States


New Latin Collinsia, genus name, after Zaccheus Collins (1764-1831), American botanist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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