Hechtia

noun

Hech·​tia
ˈhektēə,
-kshēə
: a genus of Mexican desert herbs (family Bromeliaceae) with rosettes of spiny leaves and ornamental floral bracts

Word History

Etymology

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 18 May. 2024.

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