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A herbaceous American plant with clustered blue, violet, or white flowers.
- ‘This year I'm using winter tares - a winter hardy vetch which will fix nitrogen and provide good protection, but in the past I've also used clovers, buckwheat, phacelia and grazing rye.’
- ‘Silky phacelia stood purple and straight, pussy toes bowed their heads.’
- ‘On the desert floor all around us blossomed yellow desert dandelions and purple phacelias.’
- ‘In the more stabilized dune sections, the tawny sands flare with color, thanks to the blossoms of desert gold, pink desert sand verbena, and purple phacelia.’
- ‘Phacelia is a genus made up of about 150 species, It is well represented in our mountains where several phacelias are quite showy plants.’
Modern Latin, from Greek phakelos cluster.
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.