Can·​tua | \ kan‧ˈtüə\

Definition of Cantua

: a genus of shrubs or small trees (family Polemoniaceae) having crowded, simple, short-stalked or sessile leaves, flowers in close terminal clusters, and a corolla with a slender tube much exceeding the calyx — see cantuta

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History and Etymology for Cantua

New Latin, from Spanish cantú cantuta, from Quechua ccantu

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