: a genus of herbs, shrubs, and trees (family Malvaceae) with large flowers subtended by an epicalyx of 6 to 10 bractlets

Word History


New Latin, from J. R. Lavater, 17th century Swiss physician and naturalist

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“Lavatera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Sep. 2023.

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