: a small genus of Australasian trees or shrubs (family Proteaceae) with alternate leathery leaves, showy racemose flowers, and follicular fruit see rewa-rewa

Word History


New Latin, from Thomas A. Knight †1838 English plant physiologist + New Latin -ia

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“Knightia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jun. 2024.

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