Lessonia

noun

Les·​so·​nia
leˈsōnēə
: a genus (the type of the family Lessoniaceae) of large brown algae (order Laminariales) that resemble full-grown palm trees and occur chiefly in offshore waters of the southern Pacific

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from R. P. Lesson †1849 French naval pharmacist + New Latin -ia

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“Lessonia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Lessonia. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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