: 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


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

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“Fouquieria.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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