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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Amoreuxia was in 1849

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

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