Fouquieria

noun

Fou·​quie·​ria
füˈkirēə,
ˌfükēˈir-,
ˌfükēˈer-
: a small genus of scarlet-flowered shrubs or low trees (family Fouquieriaceae) with brittle wood and spiny stems that are leafless for most of the season see ocotillo

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Pierre Eloi Fouquier †1850 French physician + New Latin -ia

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“Fouquieria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Fouquieria. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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