Gillenia

noun
Gil·​le·​nia | \ jə̇ˈlēnēə, gə̇- \

Definition of Gillenia

: 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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History and Etymology for Gillenia

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

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“Gillenia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gillenia. Accessed 3 Jul. 2020.

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