Barringtonia

noun Bar·ring·to·nia \ˌbariŋˈtōnēə, -nyə\

Definition of Barringtonia

  1. :  a genus of tropical trees (family Lecythidaceae) with alternate leaves often crowded toward the branch ends and large white flowers in spikes or racemes

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Origin and Etymology of barringtonia

New Latin, from Daines Barrington †1800 English judge and naturalist + New Latin -ia


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