Lopezia

noun

Lo·​pe·​zia
lōˈpēzēə
: a genus of Mexican and Central American herbs and subshrubs (family Onagraceae) having alternate leaves and small irregular mostly red racemose flowers

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, probably from J. López, 16th century Spanish colonial official + New Latin -ia

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

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