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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History and Etymology for Iriartea

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

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“Iriartea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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