: a genus of tropical American shrubs (family Euphorbiaceae) with toothed leaves and small yellowish flowers

Word History


New Latin, from adel- + -ia

First Known Use

1764, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Adelia was in 1764

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“Adelia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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