Kan·​de·​lia | \ kanˈdēlēə, -lyə \

Definition of Kandelia

: a genus of East Indian trees (family Rhizophoraceae) that are related to and resemble the common mangroves but have laciniate petals and 5-parted or 6-parted calyx

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History and Etymology for Kandelia

New Latin, from Malayalam kandel tree of the genus Kandelia + New Latin -ia

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“Kandelia.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kandelia. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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