Howea

noun
How·​ea | \ ˈhau̇ēə \

Definition of Howea

: a genus of feather palms having papery spathes and flowers each with 30 to 40 stamens and sunken in pits on the spadix that are succeeded by fruits resembling pecans

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History and Etymology for Howea

New Latin, from Lord Howe island, in the southwestern Pacific

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“Howea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Howea. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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