Iriartea

noun Ir·i·ar·tea \ ˌirēˈärtēə \

Definition of Iriartea

: a small genus of tall pinnate-leaved chiefly Brazilian palms with smooth trunk and crown of leaves supported by long slender prop roots — see stilt palm

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Origin and Etymology of iriartea

New Latin, after Bernardo de Iriarte †1814 Spanish diplomat and amateur botanist


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