Elettaria

noun El·et·tar·ia \ ˌeləˈta(a)rēə \

Definition of Elettaria

: a genus of East Indian herbs (family Zingiberaceae) having lanceolate sheathing leaves and small purple-striped flowers in a long spike — see cardamom

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Origin and Etymology of elettaria

New Latin, probably from a native name like Javanese ela-ela cardamom, probably reduplication of Sanskrit elā


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