Cephalotus

noun

Ceph·​a·​lo·​tus
ˌsefəˈlōtəs
: a monotypic genus (coextensive with the family Cephalotaceae of the order Rosales) of Australian perennial herbaceous marsh plants having some leaves modified to saclike pitchers with lids and thickened rims and comprising the Australian pitcher plant

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Greek kephalōtos headed, from kephalē head

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“Cephalotus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Cephalotus. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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