Definition of Nemophila in English:

Nemophila

(also Nemophilla)

noun

Botany
  • A genus of annual herbaceous plants (family Hydrophyllaceae) native to western North America; (also nemophila) a plant of this genus, especially baby-blue-eyes, N. insignis, having cup-shaped blue flowers with a white centre, or a cultivated variety of this.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Nuttall (1786–1859), botanist. From scientific Latin Nemophila from ancient Greek νέμος wood + scientific Latin -phila.

Pronunciation

Nemophila

/nɪˈmɒfɪlə/