Brunfelsia

noun
Brun·​fel·​sia | \ bru̇nˈfelzēə \

Definition of Brunfelsia

: a genus of tropical American shrubs (family Solanaceae) that have alternate entire leaves and a fleshy fruit like a berry and that are commonly grown in greenhouses for their flowers

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History and Etymology for Brunfelsia

New Latin, from Otto Brunfels †1534 German botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Brunfelsia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Brunfelsia. Accessed 19 January 2020.

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