noun Eu·po·ma·tia \ˌyüpəˈmāsh(ē)ə\

Definition of Eupomatia

  1. :  a small Australasian genus (the type of the family Eupomatiaceae of the order Ranales) comprising trees and shrubs with large staminodia that resemble petals between the anther-bearing stamens and the stigma so that pollination can only be effected by insects

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Origin and Etymology of eupomatia

New Latin, from eu- + Greek pōmat-, pōma lid + New Latin -ia — more at pomacentridae

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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