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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History and Etymology for Elettaria

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

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“Elettaria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Elettaria. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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