Hernandia

noun Her·nan·dia \(ˌ)hərˈnandēə\

Definition of Hernandia

  1. :  a genus (the type of the family Hernandiaceae of the order Ranales) of tropical trees having light combustible wood, alternate entire leaves, small paniculate flowers, and drupaceous fruits

hernandiaceous

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of hernandia

New Latin, from Francisco Hernández †1578 Spanish botanist + New Latin -ia


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