Malesherbia

noun
Males·​her·​bia | \ ˌmaləˈzərbēə, ˌmaləsˈhər-, malˈzər- \

Definition of Malesherbia

: a genus of South American herbs or undershrubs (family Malesherbiaceae) that have capsular fruit and large yellow racemose flowers with a tubular calyx exceeding the corolla

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History and Etymology for Malesherbia

New Latin, from Chrétien G. de Lamoignon de Malesherbes †1794 French statesman + New Latin -ia

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“Malesherbia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Malesherbia. Accessed 15 Jul. 2020.

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