Koe·​ber·​lin·​ia | \ ˌkōbə(r)ˈlinēə \

Definition of Koeberlinia

: a monotypic genus of nearly leafless thorny shrubs of dry parts of the southwestern U.S. and adjacent Mexico that bear racemes of small white flowers and tend to form dense thickets and that are placed in the family Capparidaceae or sometimes isolated in a separate family

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History and Etymology for Koeberlinia

New Latin, from C. L. Köberlin, 19th century German clergyman and amateur botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Koeberlinia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Koeberlinia. Accessed 26 Nov. 2020.

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