Balanophora

noun
Bal·​a·​noph·​o·​ra | \ ˌbaləˈnäfərə \

Definition of Balanophora

: a genus (typifying the family Balanophoraceae) of Asian parasitic plants having pistillate flowers without perianth and with one pistil

First Known Use of Balanophora

1845, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Balanophora

New Latin, from balan- + -phora

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“Balanophora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Balanophora. Accessed 1 Oct. 2022.

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