Amoreuxia

noun
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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