Brickellia

noun

Bric·​kel·​lia
briˈkelēə
: a genus of herbs (family Compositae) of the warmer regions of America having greenish or yellowish white flowers with a pappus of slender bristles

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from John Brickell flourished1730 Irish-American physician and naturalist + New Latin -ia

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“Brickellia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Brickellia. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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