Kandelia

noun Kan·de·lia \kanˈdēlēə, -lyə\

Definition of Kandelia

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of kandelia

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


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