Gillenia

noun Gil·le·nia \jə̇ˈlēnēə, gə̇-\

Definition of Gillenia

  1. :  a genus of American herbs (family Rosaceae) having trifoliolate leaves and white or pale rose flowers — see false ipecac, indian physic

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Origin and Etymology of gillenia

New Latin, from Arnold Gill (Gillenius) 17th century German botanist + New Latin -ia


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