Kneiffia

noun
Kneif·​fia | \ ˈnīfēə \

Definition of Kneiffia

in some classifications
: a genus of North American day-blooming herbs (family Onagraceae) having stamens of unequal length and a 4-angled ovary and often included in Oenothera — compare sundrops

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History and Etymology for Kneiffia

New Latin, from F. G. Kneiff †1832 German physician and botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Kneiffia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kneiffia. Accessed 20 Sep. 2021.

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