Good·​yera | \ ˈgu̇dyərə, gu̇dˈyirə, ˈgu̇jə-, gu̇ˈji- \

Definition of Goodyera

: a genus of small orchids of the northern hemisphere with creeping rhizomes, stalked ovate leaves, and small flowers in a twisted raceme — see rattlesnake plantain

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First Known Use of Goodyera

1813, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Goodyera

New Latin, after John Goodyer †1664 English botanist

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“Goodyera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2021.

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