Boerhavia

noun
Boer·​ha·​via | \ bu̇rˈhāvēə, -ˈhäv- \

Definition of Boerhavia

: a genus of widely distributed pubescent or glandular tropical herbs (family Nyctaginaceae) having small apetalous flowers and club-shaped ribbed fruit

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New Latin, alteration of Boerhaavia

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“Boerhavia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Boerhavia. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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