Calyptrogyne

noun

Cal·​yp·​trog·​y·​ne
ˌkalə̇pˈträjə(ˌ)nē
: a small genus of almost stemless tropical American palms with pinnate almost stalkless leaves and small flowers half hidden by the spadix

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from calyptro- + Greek gynē woman

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“Calyptrogyne.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Calyptrogyne. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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