from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of gamopetalous plants of the order Campanulaceæ.
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After exhaustive research it was learned that specularia means ‘mirror like’.
A pretty and curious little weed, sometimes found growing in the edge of the garden, is the clasping specularia, a relative of the harebell and of the European Venus's looking-glass.
In emptionem domus et specularia et pegmata cedere solent, sive in æditiciis sint posita, sive ad tempus detracta.