Dombeya

noun

Dom·​beya
dämˈbāə,
ˈdämbēə
: a genus of African shrubs or small trees (family Sterculiaceae) having palmately nerved leaves, showy flowers with five petals, and capsular fruit

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, after Joseph Dombey †1794 French botanist

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“Dombeya.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Dombeya. Accessed 27 Jan. 2023.

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