noun Bal·a·noph·o·ra \ˌbaləˈnäfərə\

Definition of Balanophora

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

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Origin and Etymology of balanophora

New Latin, from balan- + -phora

First Known Use: 1845

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