Laportea

noun
La·​por·​tea | \ ləˈpōrtēə \

Definition of Laportea

: a genus of perennial chiefly tropical stinging herbs or trees (family Urticaceae) having large serrate leaves and axillary stipules — see australian nettle tree , woodnettle

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History and Etymology for Laportea

New Latin, from Laporte, 19th century person otherwise unidentified

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“Laportea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Laportea. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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