Co·​man·​dra | \ kəˈmandrə \

Definition of Comandra

: a small genus of chiefly North American herbs (family Santalaceae) that are usually partial parasites attaching to other plants by underground holdfasts and that have creeping stems, whitish flowers in terminal clusters, and a dry nut as fruit

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History and Etymology for Comandra

New Latin, from Latin coma hair + New Latin -andra; from the hairy calyx lobes that are attached to the anthers

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“Comandra.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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