Alonsoa

noun

Alon·​soa
əˈlänzəwə,
-n(t)sə-
: a genus of often shrubby tropical American plants (family Scrophulariaceae) with showy red flowers in terminal racemes

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Zanoni Alonso, flourished 1798 Spanish official at Bogotá, Colombia

First Known Use

1812, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Alonsoa was in 1812

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“Alonsoa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Alonsoa. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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