noun Car·pen·te·ria \ˌkärpənˈtirēə\

Definition of Carpenteria

  1. :  a genus of California evergreen shrubs (family Saxifragaceae) comprising a single species (C. californica) having opposite leaves and showy fragrant white flowers in few-flowered terminal clusters

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Origin and Etymology of carpenteria

New Latin, from William M. Carpenter †1848 American physician + New Latin -ia

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