Balanophora

noun

Bal·​a·​noph·​o·​ra
ˌbaləˈnäfərə
: a genus (typifying the family Balanophoraceae) of Asian parasitic plants having pistillate flowers without perianth and with one pistil

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from balan- + -phora

First Known Use

1845, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Balanophora was in 1845

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“Balanophora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Balanophora. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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