Calystegia

noun Cal·y·ste·gia \ˌkaləˈstējēə\

Definition of Calystegia

  1. :  a small genus of twining or prostrate perennial herbs closely related to and by some included in Convolvulus but distinguished by the large bracts below the calyx

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Origin and Etymology of calystegia

New Latin, irregular from calyx + Greek stegē roof (from stegein to cover) + New Latin -ia — more at thatch


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