Bur·​man·​nia | \ (ˌ)bərˈmanēə \

Definition of Burmannia

: a genus (the type of the family Burmanniaceae) of slender herbs native to warm regions and having leaves resembling scales and flowers with a 3-angled or 3-winged perianth

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History and Etymology for Burmannia

New Latin, from Johannes Burmann †1779 Dutch botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Burmannia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Burmannia. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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