Leopoldinia

noun Le·o·pol·din·ia \ˌlēəˌpōlˈdinēə\

Definition of Leopoldinia

  1. :  a small genus of very large pinnate-leaved palms mostly confined to the Amazon valley including some (as L. piassaba) that yield a piassava fiber

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Origin and Etymology of leopoldinia

New Latin, from Maria Leopoldina †1826 wife of Dom Pedro I of Brazil + New Latin -ia


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