: a small genus of herbs of the family Malvaceae that are native chiefly to the southern U.S. and tropical America and that differ from the mallows in having a single ovule in each cell of the ovary

Word History


New Latin, from V. F. Kosteletzky †1887 Bohemian botanist

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“Kosteletzkya.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kosteletzkya. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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