Colletia

noun

Col·​le·​tia
kəˈlēsh(ē)ə,
-lētēə
: a small genus of spiny South American shrubs (family Rhamnaceae) often quite leafless and with small white or yellow flowers see anchor plant

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Philibert Collet †1718 French jurisconsult and botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Colletia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Colletia. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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