Am·​o·​reux·​ia | \ ˌaməˈrüksēə, -zh(ē)ə \

Definition of Amoreuxia

: a genus of herbs or undershrubs (family Cochlospermaceae) of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico having palmate leaves and large flowers

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First Known Use of Amoreuxia

1849, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Amoreuxia

New Latin, from Pierre Joseph Amoreux †1824 French physician + New Latin -ia

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“Amoreuxia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Aug. 2020.

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