Byblis

noun

Byb·​lis
ˈbiblə̇s
: a small genus of low Australian shrubs with a superficial resemblance to the sundews that in some classifications is isolated in a monotypic family but is more commonly included in Droseraceae

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Latin Byblis, a nymph, from Greek

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“Byblis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Byblis. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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