: 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

Word History


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

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“Carpenteria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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