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GenderFeminine
UsageSwedish
PronouncedPron.lin-NE-ah
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Meaning & History

From the name of a flower, also known as the twinflower. The Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeus named it after himself, it being his favourite flower.
DiminutivesLinn, Nea
Other Languages & CulturesLinnaea English Nea Finnish
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Linnaea (Linnaea borealis)Linnaea (Linnaea borealis)

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currently out of the US top 1000, flowers, nature, pink, plants
Entry updated September 1, 2013   Contribute