Di·​phyl·​leia | \ ˌdīfəˈlīə, -lē(y)ə \

Definition of Diphylleia

: a small genus of perennial herbs (family Berberidaceae) with a single basal peltate leaf and two cauline leaves all deeply 2-cleft, 6-petaled white flowers, and globose or oblong berries

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History and Etymology for Diphylleia

New Latin, from di- + -phylleia (from Greek phyllon leaf)

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“Diphylleia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Diphylleia. Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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