: a genus of fossil plants of the Jurassic formations of England that are usually considered to be angiosperms and have pyriform carpels or carpellary fruits enclosing ovule or seed

Word History


New Latin, from Gristhorpe, Yorkshire, England + New Latin -ia

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“Gristhorpia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Sep. 2023.

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