Leitneria

noun

Leit·​ne·​ria
lītˈnireə
: a genus (coextensive with the family Leitneriaceae) including solely the corkwood (L. floridana) and being commonly isolated in a distinct order near Myricales

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Edward F. Leitner, 19th century American botanist + New Latin -ia

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“Leitneria.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Leitneria. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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