Hechtia

noun
Hech·​tia | \ ˈhektēə, -kshēə \

Definition of Hechtia

: a genus of Mexican desert herbs (family Bromeliaceae) with rosettes of spiny leaves and ornamental floral bracts

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History and Etymology for Hechtia

New Latin, from J. G. H. Hecht †1837 Prussian counselor + New Latin -ia

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“Hechtia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hechtia. Accessed 3 Aug. 2021.

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