Definition of callitriche in English:

callitriche

noun

  • A water starwort; a plant of the genus Callitriche. Also (in form Callitriche): the genus itself.

Origin

Early 17th century; earliest use found in Philemon Holland (1552–1637), translator. From post-classical Latin callitriche (Colonna 1616; subsequently adopted in scientific Latin as a genus name (Linnaeus Species plantarum II. 969), specifically use of classical Latin callitriche, ablative of callithrix waterwort (Pliny) from ancient Greek καλλίθριξ beautiful-haired.

Pronunciation

callitriche

/kəˈlɪtrɪki//kalɪˈtrʌɪki/