Bomarea

noun Bo·mar·ea \bōˈma(a)rēə, -mer-\

Definition of Bomarea

  1. :  a large genus of tropical American herbaceous vines (family Amaryllidaceae) with showy and often spotted umbellate flowers — see salsilla

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Origin and Etymology of bomarea

New Latin, after J.C.Valmont de Bomare †1807 French naturalist


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