Calystegia

noun
Cal·​y·​ste·​gia | \ ˌkaləˈstējēə \

Definition of Calystegia

: 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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History and Etymology for Calystegia

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

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“Calystegia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Calystegia. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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