Alon·​soa | \ əˈlänzəwə, -n(t)sə- \

Definition of Alonsoa

: a genus of often shrubby tropical American plants (family Scrophulariaceae) with showy red flowers in terminal racemes

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First Known Use of Alonsoa

1812, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alonsoa

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

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“Alonsoa.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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