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nemesia, noun

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Also with initial capital.
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Modern Latin, GreekShow more Modern Latin, from Greek nemesion, used of a similar plant.
Any of several plants of the genus Nemesia of the Scrophulariaceae, bearing brightly-coloured flowers of various hues.
1815 F. Pursh Donn’s Hortus Cantabrigiensis 196Nemesia, [English name] Nemesia. Germander-leav. [sic].
1984 Z. Gilbert S. Afr. Garden Month by Month 26Winter flowering annuals. Summer rainfall areas: In the warmer parts of these areas sow:..Godetia (satin flower), Linaria maroccana (toad flax).., Nemesia, [etc.].
Any of several plants of the genus Nemesia of the Scrophulariaceae, bearing brightly-coloured flowers of various hues.

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