: a small genus (coextensive with a family Columelliaceae of the order Polemoniales) of bitter evergreen shrubs of the northern Andes that have yellow cymose flowers with two stamens and capsular fruit enclosed by the calyx

Word History


New Latin, from Lucius J.M. Columella 1st century a.d. Roman agricultural writer + New Latin -ia

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“Columellia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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