: a genus of upright shrubs (family Ericaceae) that have white or pinkish flowers in axillary or terminal clusters with urceolate or cylindric corolla, anthers opening by terminal pores, and a capsular many-seeded fruit

Word History


New Latin, from John Lyon †ab 1818 Scottish gardener and collector of American plants + New Latin -ia

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“Lyonia.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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